Oliver Cromwell’s house came to life when the Ely tourist attraction went back to the 17th century
Oliver Cromwell’s house in Ely came to life on Saturday (June 9) when the building went back to the 17th century for visitors.
The event was to provide ‘a snapshot of life and times of one of England’s most iconic and diverse men’.
Demonstrations showing visitors how things were done and made, such as book making, cake baking and outfit creating took place.
Tracey Harding, events manager at Visit Ely, said: “Once again it was fantastic to see the house brought to life with a variety of Cromwellian characters.
“Our visitors really enjoyed learning skills such as book binding and spinning and the 17th century cakes and bakes went down a storm”
Visitors discovered the hustle and bustle of the kitchen as Mrs Cromwell prepared the dinner and explained what people ate in the 17th Century.
They also learned how clothes would have been made with a skilled spinster and visitors had the opportunity to try some outfits on.
Attendees got to meet one of Cromwell’s soldiers who doubled as the Barber Surgeon and they found out how wounds were treated on the battlefields in a time where pain killers did not exist.
For more information, visit: www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk
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