Weald and Downland Museum unveils Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville was the star guest as The Weald & Downland Living Museum officially opened its Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy yesterday evening (Thursday).

Friday, 4th October 2019, 8:53 am
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 11:18 pm
DM19100624a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Hugh Bonneville opens the dairy accompanied by Jo Pasricha, chairman of the trustees. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214905008

At a celebratory event between, 5.30 and 8pm, the Singleton-based museum put on show the recently completed reconstruction of the historic bakehouse, which has origins dating back to the 17th century, and the ‘unusual thatched’ dairy which dates from 1807. The museum, which has more than 50 historic building exhibits, said the working buildings allow the museum to ‘demonstrate traditional techniques such as the art of baking and dairying’. The reception also provided the museum an opportunity to announce its new £2m fundraising campaign, launched to mark its 50th anniversary. Read more here

DM19100631a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Ambassador Hugh Bonneville and Duncan Ford in the bakehouse. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214925008
DM19100571a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Jo Pasricha, chairman of the Trustees. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214621008
DM19100576a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Hugh Bonneville. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214641008
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DM19100514a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Hugh Bonneville with David and Caroline Nicholls. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214732008
DM19100626a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Visitors hear about the dairy. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214915008
DM19100615a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Hugh Bonneville, right with cast members of The Repair Shop TV series, from left, Brenton West, Jay Blades and Will Kirk. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214855008
DM19100475a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. The bakehouse. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214651008
DM19100483a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. The dairy. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214702008
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DM19100531a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. John and Tina Callcut who donated the bakehouse. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214742008
DM19100467a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Steve Scott, Duncan Ford and Tony Eden in the bakehouse. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214936008
DM19100583a.jpg. The official opening of the Newdigate Bakehouse and Eastwick Park Dairy at the Weald and Downland Museum. Hugh Bonneville. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190310-214835008
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