Do you want to meet a film star at Sacrewell this remembrance weekend?
If so, head over to the centre near Wansford on November 8 and 9 to take a journey back in time to find out how the farm would have been run 100 years ago.
Not only will you learn about their 18th century watermill and how vital it was to sustain the farm and the community (which is why we’re investing so much money into restoring it), what crops and animals were kept and how farmers helped the war effort, you’ll also get to meet their Shire horses – some of which appeared in the film War Horse based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.
The landscape at Sacrewell is virtually unchanged in the last 100 years and our regular tractor ride will be specifically tailored to talk about farming at the beginning of the 20th century, how machines were starting to take over and the horses’ role in the First World War.
In their Shire horse yard, you’ll be able to speak to First World War soldiers about how the horses were cared for and how important they were to not only carry people, but to pull guns and food supplies over the battle fields.
The centre is open from 10am to 4pm each day and normal farm admission applies.
For more information visit www.sacrewell.org.uk