Rural crafts on show

PUBLISHED: 16:34 28 July 2014

Empress of Britain Burrell Engine at Museum of East Anglian Life

Empress of Britain Burrell Engine at Museum of East Anglian Life


Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the machines of yesteryear at the Museum of East Anglian Life Steam and Crafts Weekend August 9 and 10.

You can also see and have a go at a range of crafts and skills, make your own poster on the museum’s original 1870 Colombia printing press and see the current exhibition Everybody’s Darling: the First World War Nurse. During the weekend, the museum will also host its 12th Steam Engine Driver Training Event, which teaches students the basics of engine ownership, maintenance and use, encouraging them to work alongside experienced local steam engine owners.

For more details contact the Museum on 01449 612229 or check out our website on

The Aldeburgh Country and Craft Show trakes place on August 16 and 17 with attractions including horse and scurry trials, Dance Africa, sheep and dog herding, falconry, shire horses, rural crafts, sheep racing, terrier and lurcher racing – a first for Aldeburgh – cookery demonstrations with top chefs including Claudio Bincoletto, who will also be doing foraging walks, the Foolhardy Circus – as seen at Glastonbury – music, entertainment and more. The show is at Decoy Farm, Aldeburgh Road, Aldeburgh, IP17 8NL, 10am-5pm.

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