Hundreds visit Sacrewell for harvest festival

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm.  Children taking part in activities EMN-150927-165804009
Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. Children taking part in activities EMN-150927-165804009
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Hundreds of people enjoyed a traditional harvest festival at Sacrewell over the weekend.

The farm, near Wansford, was a hive of rural activity and included activities such as apple pressing, willow weaving and drop spinning.

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. Pic of ploughing with shires EMN-150927-165513009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. Pic of ploughing with shires EMN-150927-165513009

For the first time since its restoration, flour was being milled in the Grade II watermill, while the shire horse ploughing proved a popular feature once again.

Marketing executive Megan Allen said: “It went really well and it was a great harvest festival.”

The farm worked closely with Peterborough Environment City Trust and The Green Backyard on a number of activities and Mrs Allen thanked them for their support.

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. Kevin Wright with his German 1916 Goulash Kanon - serving food. EMN-150927-165639009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. Kevin Wright with his German 1916 Goulash Kanon - serving food. EMN-150927-165639009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. The miller Matt Painter EMN-150927-165651009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. The miller Matt Painter EMN-150927-165651009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm.  The spinner  Sandra Ayres EMN-150927-165725009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. The spinner Sandra Ayres EMN-150927-165725009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm.  Children taking part in activities with  Stephanie Bradshaw (right) EMN-150927-165816009

Harvest Festival at Sacrewell Farm. Children taking part in activities with Stephanie Bradshaw (right) EMN-150927-165816009