Cinderbury Iron Age Farm

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If you are in the Forest of Dean, we'd recommend paying this place a visit - http://www.cinderbury.co.uk/index.htm

They have only been open for a couple of months and so are still in construction, but the site is fantastic, and all the more interesting because its still being built!

One of the directors showed us around, we interrupted his thatching, but he said he was more than happy to leave it as it was good to take a break!

Definately definately go and visit!

Follow the signs for the Clearwell Caves as the entrance to Cinderbury is opposite the entrance to the caves, and Cinderbury isn't yet signposted.

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We've already had a giggle at these guys and the image (and wording) on their website. If I remember correctly, every group hastily claimed no connection at all .........

if u want to see it done correctly then try the settlement at the folk museum in Cardiff or castell Henlys in Carmarthenshire (to name but two).

I believe the site owner is still in contravention of his planning permission as well.
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Or if you are in Somerset, the Peat Moors Visitor Centre near Shapwick (small but perfectly formed reconstruction based on the Glastonbury Lake Village) or Butser Ancient Farm Project in Hampshire - not as top notch as it used to be but still good.

Anyone wanting to build a round house, contact me - I am bloody good at it having done several in my varied career!!

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It's a real shame about Butser, but I've not been there since their "villa" was completed (we went down and volunteered to help build for a week - digging the pit for the heating in chalk by hand in August - bloody hot) so maybe it's improved ..........
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It took us a while to stabilise Butser after Peter Reynolds death.
However, Butser IS alive, and well!
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Well I managed to drop into Butser while on holiday last year and me & my other half thought it was the best thing we did all week! Wonderful atmosphere, lovely people who didn't mind us looking round even though they were officially closed - they had a group of young actors there trying to get accustomed to using the tools etc for a film shoot.

A very quirky & original selection of stuff to buy in the shop, including some very interesting written texts - I bought the one about the history of soap, and a lovely little drop spindle spinning kit.

The quality of the site was fantastic - admittedly it is outside of my area of knowledge as I'm a Tudor usually, but I very much enjoyed the round houses and Jon really loved the Roman villa. The large round house with the wattle & daub screens was so welcoming I just wanted to move in.

Thanks for the links David, I enjoyed seeing the pictures.
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The group of actors were for a special on the Ice Man, the BBC got an edited version, whilst on the continent they got a longer documentary!
I had the actors for 2 days, and it included a night in the red roundhouse to get the feel of the living conditions. The programme was very well shot, and I got good feed back from the film crew.
Now you know where your licence money goes.........

We have talked about commercial stays at Butser, but the regulations make it almost impossible to achieve.

If Cinderbury ever manage it, it will be a first. They have a good PR guy, but the site is not up to what they advertise.
However, they are being aproached with the proposition of having courses on prehistoric skills run there.

Just for the information, I am told that one of the houses at Cinderbury is directly based on my work at Butser, with a lot of ideas taken from http://www.gallica.co.uk/celts/new%20ho ... _house.htm

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a couple of little birds have told me that one of the partners behind cinderbury has moved abroad, leaving behind substantial debts (after paying himself quite handsomely during it's brief operation life) and suchlike .......................
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/glou ... 545372.stm

Looks like the rumours are true.

Mind you, some of the stories that I've heard from some of the people who worked there doesn't bear thinking about. Shame, in the right hands it could have been good.
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Burn it to the ground and build a Saxon village on it.

Experimental archaeology at it's best! :wink:
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Medicus Matt wrote:Burn it to the ground and build a Saxon village on it.

Experimental archaeology at it's best! :wink:
Matt, if you're going to do that, can I enslave anyone who lives there? I'll offer you a 50/50 split on any profits from their sale. :twisted:
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Medicus Matt wrote:Burn it to the ground and build a Saxon village on it.

Experimental archaeology at it's best! :wink
Burn it to the ground? What are you thinking of?

You use the existing buildings as out houses and then get the now enslaved population to build you nice long mead hall. :twisted:

Of course, the fact that I tend to have RB tendencies doesn't mean that I can't work something out with you...money talks, people mumble!
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talking's for women.
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Steve, I'll throw Monkeyboy at you at the next show. Just give him back when you're done. :twisted:
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Monkey's don't ask how many, but where they are.
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No don't throw monkey boy He will , lose

Or his leg bindings may be lost

We will have some Godd fights at shows in the new year my saxon friend :evil:

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oh man you're just going to make it so much worse for yourself.
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Apparently, talk is for Monkeys. :wink:

I'm going to enjoy having you around.
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Ah that's fighting talk that is!
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Don't start again monkey Boy

We will have to teach you ANOTHER lesson Wednesday :D

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Who's this "we"?
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The proverbial WE

But also my army Of children and wierdos

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I'll put the children, the weirdos, and YOU into the cold, cold earth..

actually no, you can be left for the ravens.
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Ah Odin will carry me to The hall Of Valhalla

Where I will plot Vengence On you and your army of Wierdos and children :twisted:

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Whatever Thorlak,

WHATEVER!
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Thorlak wrote:Ah Odin will carry me to The hall Of Valhalla

Where I will plot Vengence On you and your army of Wierdos and children :twisted:
But I thought you were sweeping on with threshing oar, your only goal to reach the western shore?
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Ignore Thorlak, he's confused, and deluded.
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But still manage to beat you consistantly Monkey boy?

Shame if you fought half as well as you talked you may win more often :D


Not for lack of trying eh?

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consistantly does not have the same definition as occassionally.
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Which is why I chose the word consistantly

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