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We can offer to your site the following living history:


Military: Infantryman, baggage, sailor,  Napoleonic War.


Civilian everyday life and living: cooking, homes & lighting, pastimes, toys and childhood, perfume & cosmetics, writing.


Events: Slave trade, Regency tavern, coffee house, tea party, Christmas, Battle of Waterloo, Battle of Trafalgar.


Trades: farming,  fishing, trader, priest, teacher, cloth merchant, servant, inn keeping, explorer, gardeners, grave digging, night soilsman, mill worker, rat catching, builder, canal worker, baker, chandler, life boatman, navvy workers, Luddites, parish clerk, church warden, overseer of the poor, surveyor of highways, parish constable.


Crafts: Dyeing, weaving, braiding, spinning, fuller, brick making


Practical sessions: Musket drill, cannon loading and have-a-go craft activities


Presentations: The Horrid History of Food, the etiquette of tea drinking, the etiquette of the fan.


Medical: wise woman, quack, apothecary, physician, barber, surgeon, midwifery.


Crime & Punishment: night watch man, grave robbing, smuggling, thief taker, highwaymen & women, conspirators, pirates, gaoler, executioner, customs officer, wrecker, peelers.


 Worst Jobs: in children's history


Famous Characters: Nelson’s Surgeon, Jane Austen, William Wilberforce, Elizabeth Fry


Fashion presentations: Clothes, accessories, hair & make up to presentations including: “what a load of pants”- a historical look at underpants, “fashions below stairs” - a look at domestic service, “It kills to look this good” - a look at the dangerous things used to look beautiful


Recycle & sustainability: a look at how our ancestors never wasted anything


 Strolling Characters: Roam your attraction chatting to visitors
On behalf of the Friends of St Swithun’s and the Churches Conservation Trust, thank you for your participation in the St Swithun’s Festival. We are grateful for the support of Discover History for this lovely building. You added so much colour and interest to the Evensong service which was much appreciated by all.