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Visit from young people from Corby, Northamptoshire

Two photos of some of the young people’s visit to the manor and museum.


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Playing the replica medieval horn pipes

With Simpson in his own special place in the garden we have concentrated on our MuBu project, which has been fun.

A number of young people visited and made a video of me showing them around the manor and museum.  I would be surprised if the video was very clear, as the young person in charge had a habit of holding it upside down!  Time will tell.

The young people were particularly interested in our collection of prehistoric flints, and wondered how on earth prehistoric people ever managed to use them. They also liked the replica musical instruments that are in the museum. Mike, one of the volunteers, got the bagpipes out which one of the young lads tried to play, causing  peals of laughter amongst the others. Here a young person  is having a go at playing the horn pipe, which is made from a cow’s horn and is very difficult to play.


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Simpson the dog from hell

Once upon a time I had a dog called Simpson.  He was a Jack Russell and the dog from hell. He growled, snarled and bit. He hated  everything,  the hoover, church bells and aeroplanes especially the parachutists plane. Sibson Airport is quite close to us and we can see them throwing themselves out of the plane. Simon runs around barking and biting at the air and generally creates a great deal of noise.

On the day that we had a visit from a group of young people, he went ballistic due to the parachutists falling out of the sky. The young people were meant to be looking at the museum  but they thought this behaviour was very funny and Simpson took all their attention  they thought he was a sweet little dog.  However when  I picked him up  to put him inside he bit me which changed their perception!

Finally we got into  the museum to look at all the displays and to handle  some of the pottery, dress up, play musical instruments,  and generally have fun.

Simpson is now dead and buried in the garden. He has a stone to mark where he is and the manor, museum now have peace and quiet and on the whole we don’t  miss him. I imagine the young people that came across him on their visit would also not miss him although they might feel a bit sorry for him.


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The Grade I listed Prebendal Manor House is the earliest surviving dwelling in Northamptonshire. It forms the focus of a group of stone buildings, which includes a 16th century dovecote, a large 18th century tithe barn and a 15th century lodgings building.