Save the date! Details of these events will be confirmed at a later date.
Thursday 24th May at 6pm in the Barn Cafe (with guest speaker Ian Currie).
Ian has been a weather presenter on a number of TV programmes, including the Inside Out Series, Big Breakfast and Countryfile. He is a member of the Royal Meteorological Society, and has written books on topics including Frost Fairs and the 1987 hurricane. He knows Standen and visits it often.
His talk will be entitled “Frost Fairs” and focus on Britain’s severest winters over the last 1,000 years, and say how we coped and even benefited from them. How did 17th century watermen make a living when the rivers froze over? What activities took place on the ice-covered rivers at Frost Fairs? And why has the river Thames in the heart of London not frozen as it last did over 200 years ago in the famous 1814 Frost Fair? If you want to know the answers to these questions, please put the date in your diaries now.
Sunday 8th July in the Picnic Area.
Tuesday 30th October in the Barn Cafe.