Kids in the Past

Domestic Staff (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex find out about the jobs kids did in domestic service – with help from Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.

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Around the Mines (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that there’s more to mining than digging out coal.

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Down the Mine (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex find out what life was like as trapper in a coal mine when they take a trip into Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.

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In the Countryside (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex find out what life was like as a farm worker they take a trip into Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.

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Up the Chimney (Really? Jobs from the past)

Dan and Bex find out what life was like to be a chimney sweep as they take a trip into Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal.

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Why children worked (Really? Jobs from the past)

Feeding the Population in 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

Edward and his mother are queuing for flour.  They talk about rationing and the causes of the shortages.  German ships have attacked the supply ships, whilst farms have been neglected as the men go to war.

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Getting Around London in 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

Edward talks to Mrs Parry and Sid about how transport has changed since the start of the war, with more and more motorised vehicles such as buses and trams. Horses and bicycles through are still a regular sight.

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Zeppelins and Air Raids in 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

Edward watches the Zeppelins bomb South London from the attic window, and talks about how it felt to have the war so close to home.

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How Children Helped With The War Effort In 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

Children were certainly kept busy in 1916.  Many would be caring for smaller children or had jobs.  Even those still at school would help with the war effort, perhaps through the Scouts and Guides.

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