A TV historian is helping people take a step back in time when they visit the Cheshire County Show.
Star of BBC 2’s Victorian Farm Alex Langlands, who lived for a year as a Victorian farmer for the historical documentary about life in the past, will be creating a mini timewarp at this year’s show.
Alex will be demonstrating old farming methods and practices, as well as explaining how the lessons of history can be used for a greener lifestyle today.
He will be passing on tips to the expanding ‘grow your own’ generation wanting to beat the credit crunch and anyone interested in reducing their impact on the environment.
Alex will be at the Tabley showground on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24, demonstrating his passion for country crafts like bee keeping, beer and cider making, and stone walling.
Many of the methods that Alex has taken from 1885 can be used for a more sustainable and greener lifestyle today.
Alex explained: “I've become increasingly involved in pursuing my long-standing interests in environmental and green affairs.
“The TV work has given me a view of a world and a way of life that was once 100 per cent environmentally friendly. I thought to myself, is it possible to do this in a modern setting?”
He said: “Traditional crafts represent an important part of both our rural and urban heritage and a familiarity with the raw materials around us and their uses help us today to live sustainable, low-impact lifestyles.”
“The Cheshire Show is a great platform to reach a wide audience to help conserve these skills and also to find relevance for them in the modern day."
Advance tickets are now available for the Cheshire County Show by calling 0845 124 98 22 or visit www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk