On Monday 9th September some mancunian children had 'a day off school' to help bring in a local crop. Many thanks to the teachers; some of whom dressed up alongside the children to harvest the potatoes.
|potato lifting fork|
|boy harvesting potatoes|
Girls and boys dressed up in roughly period costume.
|Potatoes collected in wicker baskets|
|aprons were made of sacks|
We are considering making a traditional outdoor storage heap for the potatoes made with straw... known as 'a Hog' in these parts.
|weighing the potatoes|
Many thanks to all concerned with the Hall for a fantastic venue. The flexible and patient support for this project has been much appreciated.