Sisters Fredrika and Rosina were ten years old when they moved into Inkala Manor with their parents. The girls had many fun games and diversions around Inkala.
"There are stories that say the girls around springtime used to make little watermills in Kivijoki, which was what children used to do in strong streams. At the time there was a white arched bridge going going over the river, and later in summer the nearby meadow had the best forest strawberries." says Inkala Manor hostess Leila Ylitalo.
The girls were quick to use their imagination.
"Once, the girls were dressed in their best dresses, as there were guests coming to visit. The girls got bored waiting, and had the idea to go into the manor byre. The byre had several cows standing by their troughs. The girls had the idea to try riding a cow. The both climbed onto a cow, but the cows were unimpressed and dropped both of them off their backs – right into the gutter. Their mother wasn't particularly pleased seeing the results. It was lucky no one got hurt."
In Inkala Manor you can see Fredrika's time for yourself, through a play. The actress Henna-Maija Alitalo portrays Fredrika Wetterhoff in her authentic setting. These popular and well-liked performances can be reserved in advance from Inkala Manor.
FREDRIKA WETTERHOFF (1844–1905)
Sources: The Biographical Centre of Finland and the Frederika Wetterhoff Foundation