Blasts from the Past/ You're History!
You're History! - A great (Yester)day out! Previously entitled 'Blasts from the Past!' is an annual event organised by Event Plan, It has been held at a number of venues, such as those adjacent. Unfortunately bad weather over a couple of years has led to the funders pulling out until a new venue can be found.
These are multi-period field events, and we have held either "The Scene" or a piece of the seventeeth century in our marquee.
1607 - The White Horse Inn
Broadlands is a stately house just outside Romsey. 2007 was the 400th anniversary of the town's charter. Local research found that relatives of the White Horse Inn were linked to the charter signing, so we thought it would be excellent subject to recreate. This Inn can be found in the centre of Romsey, now a 'Silks' hotel. There are some original Tudor wall paintings visible in one of the receptions rooms if you visit. Thanks to the then manager for help with past wills and records.
We created a room of the Inn within our marquee and invited the public in to come and talk to us about Tudor life and the formation of the town's charter.
1695 - London Coffee House
The Coffee Houses of Restoration London became centres for all sorts of business. We created a typical one within our marquee. We were able to recreate copies of the London Gazette for th e date of the event and invite the public in for a drink and to talk about the events of the day.