Age of Enlightenment returned to Gilbert White’s House

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Thursday 9th August 2018 12:00 pm
Games of the 1700s were demonstrated at the fair ()

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THE AGE of Enlightenment returned to Gilbert White’s House when the Selborne estate played host to a Georgian fair.

The home of the 18th Century naturalist was the background for craftspeople and exhibitors who demonstrated many aspects of life in that era last weekend.

Among them were students from Eggar’s School in Alton who displayed science topics of the time. Other highlights of the fair were crafts stalls, a falconry display, West Surrey Ferret Rescue and the Hampshire Regency Dancers.

Visitors to the two-day event could try games and sports popular in the 1700s, enjoy making butter in Gilbert White’s kitchen, learn how to scythe like Poldark and could even dress like a Georgian.

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