Welcome to The Blackden Trust

The Blackden Trust aims to preserve, explore and share, a very special piece of history. Set on an acre of land in rural Cheshire, with evidence of human activity dating back 10,000 years, are Toad Hall, the late Medieval home of Alan and Griselda Garner, and The Old Medicine House, a Grade II timber framed building from Staffordshire that the Garners saved from destruction and which is now home to the Trust and its activities.

A vibrant community of educators, historians and archaeologists, scientists, writers and musicians, continues to discover and tell the stories of this ancient site. Creativity thrives here and the past is brought to life. It is a magical place.

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The Old Medicine House