Eastgate House is being transformed into a spooky mansion this half term and there are some spooky historical facts to discover. Children can explore free of charge and those in fancy dress will also receive a sweet treat from our special cauldron,
With the opening of the Eastgate House in July the Friends has an opportunity to work on the various items of costumes that had been either bought, donated or made by volunteers for the dressing-up rail.
(Photo: Sue during one of the open evenings, trying on a mop cap for size.)
Having sorted the weeding round the chalet Sue Haydock, Chariman of the Friends of Eastage House, then turned her attention to the Heritage weekend itself.
The talk on 7th September was the first one back in the house and proved to be very popular. It was a full house, and we're not sure if that was due to the attraction of being back in the house, or the popularity of our wonderful speaker, Richard Holdsworth, MBE, Education and Conservation officer at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham.
With the Heritage weekend on the horizon the very weedy patch of paving surrounding Dickens' Swiss chalet was in urgent need of attention. Weeds as high as 3' were growing out of the cracks. So Karen, Terri and Sue, armed with gloves, weeded and tidyed the whole area. See for yourself what a difference a couple of hours' work has achieved in our pictures below.
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