The 6th Annual Old Technology & Archaeology 2015 Festival
Broadwood Kelly, Near Winkleigh, Devon. EX19 8ED.
The Old Technology & Archaeology Festival, now running for its 6th 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, vehicles and machinery plus other fun items throughout the afternoon.
Video footage taken at the 2015 festival.
See old machines, tools, 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.
Have a go!
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.
See our Re-enactments page here >
A 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.
Outside bar provided by the Duke of York Inn.
BJ's Burger Van for hot and cold snacks
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT throughout the day and Saturday evening (Arena and Musicians performing in the bar).
If you are an exhibitor, please see the exhibitor information page.
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Trade Entry: (see booking form for full details).
Charity Entry: (see booking form for full details).
Well behaved dogs kept on a lead are welcome.
Car Boot Sale
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