Frosty reception at Salisbury House

Dean Blunkell invites locals to a family-friendly event

Salisbury House
Salisbury House in Bush Hill Park was built in the 17th Century and is Grade 2*-listed

This month our newly-formed volunteering group, Friends of Salisbury House, will be hosting our first event.

The Frost Fair takes it name from traditional Tudor festivals held during the mid-winter period. The event will have a strong heritage focus, which will include a tree-dressing ceremony where visitors will have the opportunity to decorate wooden hearts on the theme of ‘love your heritage’, to be hung on the garden trees.

There will also be stalls selling quality artisan products; live music; and a performance of a traditional mummers play where the audience can cheer for Saint George and watch him fight off the fierce dragon.

Mayor of Enfield Sabri Ozaydin is a keen supporter of Sailsbury House and will plant a tree supplied by local firm We Are The Garden Makers as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which encourages people and community groups to plant a tree to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee in 2022.

We Are The Garden Makers, which redesigned the community garden here at Salisbury House,

is now looking for further funding to enable the community to take part in an exciting heritage project called ‘The Almanac’. Sadly our funding bid to the council’s Stories of Enfield programme was recently rejected but, undeterred, we intend to try to deliver an exciting and inclusive programme of events.

The Frost Fair is taking place on Saturday 5th December, 11am-4pm. Entry is free but the suggested donation is £5. For more information:
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