Early Period Life
EPL Class Area
Welcome to Life in the Early Middle Ages, where wood chips litter the ground, sparks fly in the smithy, foundry, bread oven and kiln, and fibers whirl throughout.
Don’t miss hours of fun getting dirty in the village.
Early Period Life class area is located at the west end of Queen’s Highway on the right side of the road. EPL offers a wide variety of classes focused on Western Europe pre-1066 village life. In addition to the Rusty Anvil Smithy, Kildonnen Longhall and general class area, there is a cooking area with braziers and a bread oven, and so much more.
The woodworking area sponsored by House Boicewright continues to take shape and offer more fun in the sawdust. Our Master Woodworker offers classes that cover a wide variety of woodworking techniques. The Woodshed invites you to come get dusty daily from 9am to 5pm. Come anytime and stay as long as you like to learn or just watch the wood chips fly.
The Rusty Anvil Smithy offers classes for beginners through advanced. The fires will be lit every day where coal smoke is the cologne of choice and hot metal causes sooty grins. The Pottery area, complete with an Anglo Saxon kiln, will offer classes in the art of working clay. Don’t forget this is not the place to wear your best; you will definitely get dirty here too. The Foundry area sponsored by Clan Gambit (located just a few feet west of the main gate) will also offer a number of classes to compliment EPL.
There will be an open demonstration all day on Wednesday with a 4pm announcement of the winners of the silent auction to benefit future EPL class area, and EPL Village improvements. The silent auction will open Sunday at 9am. Skilled artisans will be available from 9am to 4pm to share their knowledge, expertise and answer questions.
EPL cannot offer such a great class schedule without help from wonderfully talented and dedicated volunteers. Thank you to all the great teachers and staff that support the Early Period Life Village experience.
Baroness Bridget Edan,,OL
EPL Class Coordinator.