Spring is on the way in, lockdown on the way out!

The magnolia is blossoming, Spring is on the way in, lockdown hopefully on the way out and we are preparing to get The Travelling History Company back on the road. The History Machine has had a good spring clean and is good to go despite somebody pinching our awning over lockdown.

We are really looking forward to resuming our outdoor history sessions and have some great ideas for a summer of activity ranging from local history in Bristol and Gloucester to more remote locations up towards the Brecon Beacons. We had to cancel all our historical astronomy retreats last year and we are hoping to get these back in place as well, we have some lovely new eyepieces for the telescopes.

Plans are also afoot for our retreats over in Cambridgeshire. We are planning an arboreal theme, exploring history and archaeology from the perspective of trees and hedgerows. We also have a project in mind involving prehistory and puddingstone.

This seems a good time to touch base with our learning groups and home educators. We had a lot of enquiries this time last year and we seem to be getting an extraordinary number of Facebook views at the moment, which is odd since we have done absolutely nothing for the past twelve months! Please drop us a line if you would like to put a programme or single event together.

One the subject of hedgerows, for those of you in Bristol, do you recognise this one in Henleaze, which is around 800 years old?

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