Hamptonne Country Life Museum
No Goodwyf at Hamptonne until 6 August
Meet the friendly and welcoming Goodwyf, who looks after the house of her master, Monsieur Laurens Hamptonne in the year 1660. She is very respectful of her employer, who is a well-educated and important man, however this doesn't prevent her from spreading the odd bit of gossip. The Goodwyf will tell you about Hamptonne's royal connections and give you an insight into her day to day life, including cooking on the open fire, making soap and candles, and preparing herbal remedies and makeup.
WOOL SPINNERS, KNITTERS AND DYERS
May to October – Tuesdays and Thursdays (Thursdays and Sundays in late May and June)
Find the ladies around Hamptonne on Tuesdays and Thursdays, recreating the historic art of hand spinning yarn on a wheel, natural dyeing and the knitting of the fashionable stockings, which formed a mainstay of rural life in Jersey for some 200 years.
The blacksmith was an important man on the farm in the 19th century, as he shaped and repaired all things made of metal. Enjoy a riveting demonstration of period forging techniques and take home a souvenir of a special experience.
The Living History rota is subject to change. In order to avoid disappointed, we recommend telephoning 01534-863955 before you visit.