Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Story of the Manor House
Blacksmith and Museum volunteer Robin Butler tells his story of finding a silver spoon wedged within the thatch of the crumbling Harome Manor House in 1971. Robin found the spoon whilst working as part of a group of volunteers dismantling the building in order to preserve and rebuild it on site at Ryedale Folk Museum. The original spoon is now held by the British Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum has a replica which is on display in the Manor House on site. This video uses images from the museum's photographic collection and shows the volunteers at work.