Sometimes these things just happen! We have spent a lovely weekend away in Oxfordshire, and on the Sunday afternoon Mr E and I were left in charge of Master H and Miss S (his step sister in waiting). Now it so happened that the day before we had driven past a sign which read “Combe Mill in Steam- Sunday”. And it just so happens that we used to live very near Combe Mill in the village of Combe. Mr E read that notice with such longing…in steam…. So I googled the opening times and it fitted in with the other plans and so off we jolly well went. Mr E to revel in the steam engines, the children and I to enjoy the Historical setting!
Combe Mill by the way is part of the Blenheim estate, Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace. The mill was the place where all the maintenance for the Palace was done. We used to get our Christmas trees from there. It’s now described as a” Restored sawmill and industrial museum”. The visit brought back many happy memories for me of bringing up the boys in this part of the country. Anyway that is enough rabbit, rabbit rabbit from me, this is supposed to be a picture post!
with water wheel
You can still make your own poker here. Two of our boys made them in the past and they still work nearly 25 years on.
Blacksmith skills may be historical but also in use today.
Not so these sewing machines! Super extra display.
And Morris dancing! Historical, traditional, call it what you will, still enjoyable.
More information on here
I hope you enjoed my historical pictures this week. Please leave a link to any historical pictures over at Wild daffodil, or in the comments below.
Next week’s prompt is Van