ORGANISERS from a heritage park are encouraging people to come together and celebrate crafts and skills from long ago.

The Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is holding a crafts day for families on Saturday (September 1) where children can take part in activities and take their craftsmanship home with them.

The Abergele Spinners and Weavers will be on hand to demonstrate the skill of spinning yarn from raw wool and tell attendees how difficult – and often illegal - it used to be to buy clothes.

Pippa Gallagher, countryside and access awareness officer, said: “Greenfield Valley is excited to host this Heritage Craft Day, which will demonstrate some of the exceptional skills our ancestors practised.

“We welcome families to come and enjoy a creative day in the valley.”

Volunteers have been working all year to research, plant and create the authentic Tudor and medieval gardens and Medieval Monks from Basingwerk Abbey will also be on hand to show visitors how to make string from nettles.

Walking tours will also be available on the day and museum displays to visit.

The crafts day will be between 11am and 3.30pm at the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, near Holywell.