Whispers from the Wood 6: Ep 6: If Trees Could Talk…

In this week's episode of our exclusive video series, James takes you to the Welsh/English border to hear the story of one of his ancient trees, The Oak at the Gate of the Dead. James also discusses how veteran trees extend their lives by reshape themselves over many years, a process called "retrenchment".

Ancient trees really do have stories to tell and we hope it will inspire you to go ancient tree hunting for yourself.

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Iron Age Diaries: Day 3 – Woodwork & Laverbread

We are travelling back in time over 2,000 years to ancient Iron Age Britain to teach school children what life was like as a Celt. Follow our adventures over a week of bringing history to life. This time we're showcasing some of the woodworking tools used which still work really well today. Meanwhile, Branwen has been cooking up laverbread over the campfire with the children.

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Iron Age Diaries: Day 2 – Cooking, the Celtic Way

We are travelling back in time over 2,000 years to ancient Iron Age Britain to each school children what life was like as a Celt. Follow our adventures over a week of living history. Today we’re looking at an ancient recipe which we cooked over the campfire with kids, from scratch. Anyone for seaweed?

Iron Age Diaries: Day 1 – Meet the Ancestors

We are travelling back in time over 2,000 years to ancient Iron Age Britain to each school children what life was like as a Celt. Follow our adventures over a week of living history. The sights, the sounds and unfortunately… the smells.