26 April 1996

Museum tells story of food and farming

THE local farming community will help the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum tell the story of food and farming through the ages over the May Bank holiday weekend (Sun, May 5 and Mon, May 6).

The museum is well known for its interest in country crafts and its collection of historic buildings, which have been transported from their original sites and rebuilt at Singleton, near Chichester, Sussex.

Among the exhibits is Titchfield Market Hall, where a Tudor market will be staged, alongside a display from the Trading Standards department of West Sussex county council.

Old shepherding techniques will be featured in the museums 19th century buildings, the 17th century water mill will be operating and the 16th century hall will house an exhibition of photographs and artefacts.

Displays of livestock, tackle and food from medieval times to the present day will tell a fascinating story. Inquiries to Sue Shave (01243-811363).