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Passionate About Re-Learning Old Skills? Want To Learn To Be Self Sufficient?

Passionate About Re-Learning Old Skills? Want To Learn To Be Self Sufficient?

Why Not Spend a Week On a Victorian Farm in Shropshire?

Lion Television, an independent production company are looking for people for a unique opportunity to escape the modern world and spend a week on the farm featured in the BBC2 series 'Victorian Farm'.

The team behind the original series are now looking for everyday families to take part in a new BBC2 series called 'Escape in Time'.  The families will have the chance to live on the original Victorian Farm estate in South Shropshire for one week, rediscovering the practical skills and self-sufficiency that our grandparents had, but which we have lost, whilst competing against each other mastering tasks and crafts from the Victorian age.

Each week two families will live on the Acton Scott Farm Estate in Shropshire.  They will have the chance to turn their backs on the modern world and live life on a Victorian farm circa 1880.

Each day the two families will compete against each other to master a specific task or craft from the age, allowing them to rediscover the practical skills and self sufficiency that our grandparents had, but which we have lost.

It's an unparalleled opportunity to work together as a family and enjoy the pleasure of learning to plough fields, weave baskets, make bread, sheer sheep, brew beer and many other skills.

If you think you might be interested, and you and your family (minimum of two people) can be available for one week's filming in September 2009, please email escape@liontv.co.uk with your contact telephone number.

Date Posted: 15th July 2009


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