Rufford Abbey Country Park - History Re-eactment Workshop

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Rufford Country Park
The Abbey was founded as a Cistercian monastery in the 12th Century. When Henry VIII closed the English abbeys, its buildings, watermills, fields and farms were granted to George Talbot, the Earl of Shrewsbury.  Later, it passed by marriage to the Yorkshire Savile family, and grew from a hunting lodge into a magnificent country house.
Eventplan host an annual multi-period bring and buy historical sale, for individual re-enactors, historical enthusiasts, popular with 1940s fans and now encompassing more 'Vintage.' Plus multi-era living history displays. Uniforms, weaponry, equipment, antiques, model soldiers & figures, militaria, pictures, prints, postcards, books, DVDs, videos, games and the like - indeed, pretty much anything historical or historically themed. Picturesque venue with excellent facilities, including restaurant, cafe, shops, and country park.
1596 & 1585 - The White Horse Inn
April 2013, April 2014
We brought a typical Tudor Inn to life in our marquee. As well as bringing a range of historical people to the Inn, the public also were also invited in for a drink and to talk with the characters, to find out life in the sixteenth century.
We are a small but nationally based interpretation group, covering Tudor and Stuart domestic life. Founded in 1985, we have been recreating historic families in first person, to give visitors of historic houses an educational and memorable visit.
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Registered Charity NÂș 1040799
We specialise in turning an old house into a home, bringing a Tudor or Stuart family to life, to fully interact with your visitors.
We can also offer a range of variations around the same period, depending on what you have available.
We are always keen for new people to come and join us. As we recreate domestic life, we're open to all. No previous experience or in depth knowledge is required. The 'Workshop' in our title is all about training our members.
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History Re-enactment Workshop
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