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Star of BBC’s “Victorian Farm” to visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

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Alex Langlands, one of the stars of the BBC’s hit TV show “Victorian Farm”, is set to return to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm on Saturday 25 May 2019.

An image of Victorian Farm star Alex Langlands in period farming clothes holding a goose. Alex will be returning to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Alex Langlands during his time at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Twelve years after the show finished, Alex Langlands will be returning to sign books and reminisce about his time filming at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

The event will be running from 10am – 3pm, but the farmyard will be open until 4.30pm giving you plenty of time to explore the area and meet the resident animals.

The book signing will be taking place in the café from 11am and Victorian farm and craft books are available in the Farm shop.

Alex Langlands, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Acton Scott after so many years. With friends, fond memories and a beautiful landscape it promises to be an excellent weekend.

“Heavy horses represent the beating heart of the historic farmstead and it is imperative that we do all we can to preserve the skills of working with horses on the land both to truly bring alive the historic landscape and for the sake of future generations.”

Tam Burgess, activities co-ordinator at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, said:

“I’m very excited that Alex will be joining us for this event and grateful that he can give his time to support us.

“My Shropshire journey started when I first saw Victorian Farm on TV, and I knew from then that working with history was going to be my future so this event is very close to my heart.”

Victorian Farm was filmed at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and follows a year in the life of farmers in 1880s Victorian England.

An image of the filming of the BBC's hit TV series Victorian Farm at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

The crew filming BBC’s Victorian Farm

The Farm will be open until Sunday 3 November 2019.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is managed and maintained by Shropshire Council.

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