30 May 2011

Laxton Heritage Day, 3 July 2011

The heritage day is being held at Crosshill Farm on July 3rd to celebrate "the amazing story of Laxton and how it came to be  the last open field farming village in the country where strip farming is still practised,  the manorial system still operates  and the farmers are  bound by the rules of  the  Court Leet."

Events on the day include:
  • Guided tours of the Open Fields , the church and the motte & bailey castle
  • Talks by Professor John Beckett, the authority on the history of Laxton
  • Display by Laxton History Group featuring many items not normally on view to the public and incorporating Newark & Sherwood Museums Service and Tuxford Windmill
  • Heritage films and photos
  • Vintage tractor and horse ploughing
  • Craft demonstrations and information stands
  • Morris dancing from Rattlejag Morris of Retford – the people who dance in the May at Laxton castle
  • Notts Wildlife trust
  • Medieval Lives demonstration
  • Refreshments, sandwiches, cakes, bar
  • Raffle and lots more
See the Laxton Heritage Day 2011 website for further information.

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