Saturday, 17 October 2009
Ancient High House
Today I attended the Wedding Fair at the Ancient High House in Stafford. For those who don't know Stafford the Ancient High House is located on Greengate Street. It was built around 1595 and is thought to be the oldest surviving timber framed town house in England from the Tudor period. In 1986 it opened it's doors as a museum with displays in it's various rooms depicting the lives of the people who lived there over the centuries, so for example the is a Civil War room, a Stuart bedroom, The wallpaper room houses Georgian displays, it has an Edwardian shop and a Victorian Room. I was exhibitting in the main room which has displays about Stafford at War.
The Ancient High House is also a venue for weddings, civil ceremonies, renewal of wedding vows and naming ceremonies in period style. It also from time to time exhibits work by local artists.