RPOAS Visit and the Great Moss Event

In July we opened the cottage to members of the local Retired Police Officers Association, and also took part in the Great Moss Event, which was organised by the local Council.

This was to explore the history of peat cutting on the local moss, and discover how the plants and wildlife have adapted to this wetland area.

The cottage has strong links with the moss, both during construction, and with the provision of peat fuel for the fire.

Whilst the turn-out to both events were low, there were new experiences for us, particularly an insight into the ‘Shave Horse’, which was demonstrated by Jane Brann, our local Council Archaeologist. This traditional method of green woodworking can be seen on our ‘Flickr‘ page linked to this site.