The 2014 Festival
The 5th Annual Old Technology & Archaeology Festival
The Old Technology & Archaeology Festival, now running for its 5th year, is organised as part of the CBA's National Festival of Archaeology, which this year runs during the last 2 weeks of July. Events are organised across the nation and the CBA publish a list of these events both on their website and in a free booklet.
Our part of this great event is a celebration of everything that has become a 'by-gone', thanks to the march of progress. More traditional archaeology can be seen being surveyed, dug up, on display or in use on the show day!
Battle Re-Enactment & Living History - Displays by Kernow Levy (see below), vehicles and machinery plus other fun items throughout the afternoon.
Devon Dowsers will have demonstrations, exhibitions of dowsing equipment and show you how to dowse for yourself.
See old machines, tools, tractors, vehicles, crafts, early consumer items like mechanical and electronic televisions dating back to 1929, marking the very beginning of television.
See also Computers dating back to the 1970's - which is quite old in computer terms!. (note: This exhibit will go ahead only if the conditions are very dry.)
Domestic Equipment from the 30's to more recent times and more.
Things to "have a go" at! Fun for all the family.
ACE Archaeology Club - This year its all about real Archaeology, both experimental and practical, with team members on hand to answer your questions throughout the day. ACE will be demonstrating archaeological techniques, along side which, there will be ancient cooking and various other experimental skills on show. Visitors are encouraged to join in and have a go.
To compliment these activities there will be an exhibition of basic archaeological techniques and experimental archaeology, showing why the two disciplines are so importat to each other. Also on display will be ACE's work at Moistown so far, including the earthwork survey drawing, the Dowsing & Geophysics Project and plans for the dig in September, as well as information about the forthcoming ACE Conference in October.
Moistown itself, is now clear of scrub and looks magnificent! Visitors will be able to see the entire site, also where we intend to dig, as the position of the trench will be marked out.
This year researching the family history of Moistown. If you are interested in researching your own family history, there will be help on hand to get you started.
Outside bar provided by the Duke of York Inn.
PJ's Burger Van for hot and cold snacks
Live Entertainment throughout the day (Arena and Musicians performing in the bar).
LIVE MUSIC - Musicians playing live in the Real Ale Bar around lunch time and early evening.
Featuring Period Re-Enactment team Kernow Levy, Medieval re-enactment group, focusing primarily on the period between the years 900 to 1500. We have a lot of fun fighting with authentic weapons, making and wearing authentic clothing, discovering what it was really like to live the lives of medieval Knights to Viking peasants.
We are very pleased to announce that Dumnonika re-enactment group will also be performing at the show for the first time.
Entry: £3 per person Sat/Sun, exhibitors get in Free.
Car Boot Sale
Car boot sale - £5 per day or £7 for both days (entry for 1 car or van and driver + passenger).
Artists are welcome to come along and sketch or paint.
NOTE: We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised programme without prior notification