Blackden to celebrate NHS 70th

On July 5th, the nation will celebrate 70 years of the NHS.  At Blackden, we are joining in this celebration by holding a unique event entitled ‘A Taste of our Own Medicine.’ In The Old Medicine House, we shall have the Johnson Family archive on display and hear the stories of the family’s medicine manufacture within the house on its original site, and how the arrival of the NHS changed everything. Visitors can wander the herb gardens and hear how the herbs were used in medicine.

For the fourth year running, Well Green Primary School Year 3 children recently attended our ‘Prehistory at Blackden’ workshop. The workshop provides the children with a day of rich experiences. As they approach the site on foot, they theoretically walk back through time, from present day to arriving in the garden in the Mesolithic period of 10,000 years ago. It is known, through gathered evidence, that people during this period occupied the land where The Blackden Trust now sits. During the day, the children learn about the three stages of prehistory. They see and handle some of the archaeological objects found on the site and have hands on experience of some prehistoric activities such as grinding grain and moulding clay pots. This workshop supports the National Curriculum for Year 3 and from next year, will be available to all Primary Schools.

During May, we ran three tours, including Stars and Stones, linked with Jodrell Bank. One visitor has since booked her parents on to a future tour in June, having greatly enjoyed her own experience of her morning spent at Blackden.

To find out more about this and other events see below or go to our website www.theblackdentrust.org.uk. Bookings can be made on line. For all enquiries, including our workshops for schools, please email  coordinator@theblackdentrust.org.uk or telephone 01477 571445.

Thursday     21/6/2018

Wednesday 11/7/2018

Wednesday 22/8/2018

Wednesday 26/9/2018        

10.30 am – 4.30 pm

 

Stars and Stones – A Jodrell Bank and Blackden Trust Event

 

Stars and Stones is a new event offering a rare opportunity to explore The Blackden Trust and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on the same day.

 

Booking essential via Jodrell Bank website http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/stars-and-stones  

 

Thursday      5/7/2018 2.00  – 4.00 pm A Taste of Our Own Medicine To celebrate 70 years of the NHS

 

Fee £10.00 to include refreshments
Saturday    23/6/2018

Saturday    21/7/2018

Wednesday      8/8/2018

Saturday    18/8/2018 

Wednesday   12/9/18

Saturday    22/9/2018    

2.00- 4.00 pm

 

Conducted Tour of The Old Medicine House and Garden

 

Fee £10.00 Early Bird and Group discounts available
Wednesday 19/9/2018   10.00- 3.30 pm

 

By Seven Firs and Goldenstone – A Walk Between Worlds

 

Walk the location of the Legend of Alderley guided by Archaeologist Dr Tim Campbell-Green and Alan Garner’s daughter Katharine Darby. After lunch enjoy a tour of the Old Medicine House. Fee £30.00 to include lunch.

Advance booking essential

 

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