Do you love to poke around the kitchen and pantry when you visit a big country house? Do you find them much more 'relatable' than the grand, ornate rooms upstairs? If so, you'll definitely enjoy these free talks and walks round Easby Abbey, as you learn about daily life for Philip the Cellarer in the year 1323...
Philip is a member of a monastic order, so his day is structured around the demands of prayers, meetings in the Chapter House and other religious duties. But as Cellarer he is also responsible for the very practical business of ensuring all the supplies needed for the Abbey to go about its daily life: food, drink, fuel, clothing, utensils, tools, and raw materials needed for repairs. If his brethren or guests are short of anything it’s his fault! He has ‘staff’ to manage and the Abbey’s storage – the cellars – must be kept in the best condition.
Join a knowledgeable guide for a tour of the Abbey, sharing the challenges of Philip’s daily life, and learning some surprising facts about how the ‘White Canons’ lived.
Tours are at 14:00 on the 8th and 14th of September. They are free, but you do need to reserve your spots: you can learn more and book here.
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