The first two weeks will be preparing the site for the Living History Week. This will be mostly working on gardens and paths with some constructin of farm shelters and drystone walls.
The last week of the camp the site will be holding its annual Living History display for schools. Around 40 volunteers in period costume will demostrate life in the countryside of this region in 1599. A variety of skills from dyeing to cooking, haymaking to charcoal burning will be shown. Volunteeers taking part in this week will be supplied with period costumes and work with the experts on one of the activities.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FACILITIES ARE VERY BASIC. You will be living in tents (sleeping bag required) and cooking will be done over open fires.Tents will be provided (bring your own if you want privacy). There are no showers on site, however, visits will be organised to the local swimming pool where there is a shower option. Composting toilets are on site. There is no piped water or modern facilities on the site. Hot water is limited.
Grayhill Conservation & Interpretation Group has been re-creating a 16th Century village since 1987. Much of the work has been done by volunteers both international and from the UK. Education work is done through Living History Weeks with visitors and schools joining the site.
No special skills require but enthusiasm and an ability to do some manual labour are essential.