More than 1,500 people celebrate heritage of the Brecks at West Stow
More than 1,500 people descended on a fun-filled celebration of the heritage of the Brecks region over the Easter weekend.
The Big Brecks Fest at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park pulled in the crowds on Sunday and Easter Monday with an array of activities and the chance to learn first-hand the specialist crafts and building skills which have made the region so unique.
There were demonstrations in blacksmithing, timber axing, traditional carpentry, thatching, willow weaving, lime working and flint knapping.
A storyteller regaled ‘Tales From the Brecks’ and there was a chance to try wildlife face-painting as well as an Easter Egg hunt around the country park.
The event was part of the Heritage Lottery funded partnership scheme called Breaking New Ground: A Landscape Conservation Action Plan For The Brecks.
A new seating structure is also underway at the country park as part of the Breaking New Ground project. It is being handcrafted by upto 300 people taking part in a series of Brecks Building Skills courses run by environmental education centre Orchard Barn.
For more pictures, see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.