What did the Victorians do at Thwaite Mills?
Site: Thwaite Mills
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Follow the lives of the family, the servants and the workers of Thwaite Mill as the production of putty becomes more mechanised. Pupils will use real family stories to experience life as a Victorian servant, carrying out kitchen and washing duties in the Mill Manager’s House.
- KS1 will have Victorian playtime with replica toys
- KS2 can study primary source evidence (maps and Victorian objects).
Why not do an optional tour of the Mill focussing on aspects of local history in the afternoon?
“I learnt a lot of new words like ‘dolly tub’ and ‘posser’ ” KS2 pupil
For more details or to make a booking, please contact Thwaite Mills on 0113 3782983 .
History: 1. Chronological understanding; 2. Knowledge of people, places, events and changes; 4. Historical enquiry and gathering evidence; 10. Victorian Britain.
Literacy: En1 Speaking and Listening
Cost: £40 per half-day
Maximum numbers: Class of 30