Still plenty of games at Gilbert’s Georgian Fair

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Friday 3rd August 2018 10:00 am

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GILBERT White and The Oates Collections have redeveloped their popular event Gilbert’s Games into the Georgian Fair, which will be held on August 4 and 5.

The Selborne museum will be transported back to the time of Gilbert White and the reigns of the Georges (1714 – 1830), celebrating the science, craft, food and entertainment of the Georgian period.

The weekend is aimed at families with 18th Century style games and activities, such as Aunt Sally, stoolball and the Games of Graces. Stalls demonstrating crafts and food making will feature millinery, costume, knot tying, wood carving, and ceramics.

Students from Eggar’s School in Alton who have been delving into the science of the period will share what they’ve discovered and favourites from previous museum events, The Hampshire Regency Dancers, will be demonstrating popular Georgian dance moves.

Ferret Rescue Surrey will put on ferret racing and there will be a falconry display.

Gilbert White will be present during the weekend, arriving on his pony Mouse, and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about the man himself and his times. There will be visits from his friends and family throughout the weekend and even from one or two of Gilbert’s beloved pets.

Adult entry is £8, children £3 and family £20.

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