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Rural skills revival

Pockerley Manor at Beamish North of England Open Air Museum interprets rural life in the early 1800s and is open exclusively to schools from November to March. Activities will include: tallow-candle making, baking biscuits in an early kitchen range, wool spinning, quill pen calligraphy, laundry and domestic chores. Details: Stephen Manion, keeper of education, Beamish Museum, 01207 231811 ext 219.

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