It’s time to enjoy the summers of Cambridgeshire days gone by with a special free event at the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey.

The event celebrates the work of Enid Porter, a local folk historian, and is part of a project run by Cambridgeshire County Council and local folk artists.

The event will take place from 7 – 9 pm on Wednesday 9 July at the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, near Waterbeach. It showcases some of the county’s best folk traditions and features the Ouse Washes Molly Dancers, folk group Pagan Molly and singers, Mary Humphreys and Anahata. There will be fun activities for all the family and there will be refreshments for sale, including a hog roast.

Enid Porter was the curator of the Cambridge and County Folk Museum, now known as the Museum of Cambridge, from 1947 to 1976. Her notebooks contain a treasure-trove of information about Cambridgeshire customs, history and stories.  Extracts from the notebooks and images can be seen on the Enid Porter Folk Project website http://www.enidporterproject.org.uk/

Joanne  Gray, Participation  Officer  at Cambridgeshire County Council said “The Enid Porter Folk project has used Miss Porter’s notebooks, owned by the Museum of Cambridge, as a starting point to revive and re-enact  some of Cambridgeshire’s customs. The event will give people a real taste of some of the county’s music, dance and storytelling traditons. Why not come down on the 9 July and be part of a magical summer’s  evening?”

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

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