Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Britain's Main Street USA: An Analytical Tour of Beamish Open Air Museum Part 3


Pockerly and Home Farm


Pockerly and Home Farm are actually two distinct areas at opposite sides of the museum, but I combine them here due to their similarity. Pockerly is an area representing the Georgian landscape, with Pockerly Waggonway and Pockerly Old Hall, as well as a number of fields.



Pockerly Waggonway allows guests the chance to be pulled by a replica of the Steam Elephant, one of the world's earliest steam locomotives.



Home Farm recreates a traditional rural establishment in the early 1870s. One of Beamish's best qualities are the free food tasters they provide to guests. On the day of my visit, a friendly lady in Pockerly Old Hall was baking oat biscuits all day, while in the farm a jovial man was cooking fruit cake.





Cows, sheep, horses, ponies, donkeys, pigs, chickens, geese and ducks are all present.











On my visit, some newly born chicks were on display, as well as ducklings next door.



The genuine vegetable garden looked like something out of Beatrix Potter.

In the next part, I continue my photographic tour to the Town.

Britain's Main Street USA: An Analytical Tour of Beamish Open Air Museum
Jump to: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

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