Cogges Farm Museum

I have recently joined Cogges Farm Museum (Cogges Manor Farm) as a trustee. How lucky we are to have this wonderful place in the middle of our community! Fans of Downton Abbey will be happy to know that they can visit Yew Tree Farm (yes good old Cogges Farm) and follow in the steps of the great Dame Maggie Smith. The site is also being used for the filming of ‘Arthur and George’, starring Martin Clunes and Charles Edwards.
On Saturday the Cogges Farm Museum opened for the new season. Staff and volunteers have been very busy over the winter months with upkeep and improvements to the site. The enthusiasm and friendliness of this group of people is amazing. I visited on Saturday and picked up some tips in the kitchen garden on growing peas from heritage seeds, ate homemade cakes in the old kitchen and was sent a knitting pattern  for an amazing scarf by a volunteer in the old house. Old hard heart here almost wept when a little girl ran away from her parents to say goodbye to one of the goats and whispered loudly to him “I love you”. Eat your heart out American filmmakers – we have the real thing!
Please have a look at the museum website and visit sometime. You will be glad you did.