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September and October

Join our history curator on an audio tour exploring the significance of the Oak Room panels.

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September tasks are represented by wine making.Two peasants are bearing poles, laden with bunches of grapes, while a third treads grapes in the barrel to make wine. October is illustrated by a boy who is knocking down acorns from a tree with a stick to feed pigs. This is known as pannage. Pannage was the practice of feeding pigs on autumnal fodder, such as acorns. Local people were permitted to feed their pigs in the Royal forests during this time of the year, often in return for gifting pigs to the lord of the manor. Pannage is still observed in the New Forest.

 Play the YouTube clip below to hear more about the labours of the month.

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November and December