Kids in the Past

Hosted ByBex and Dan

Listen to the diary entries of Edward Hampton and discover what life was like between 1914 and 1918. What subjects were taught at school, what could people do for entertainment and how did children help with the war effort?

Explore what it was like to be a child during different times in history!

Listen to the diary entries of Edward Hampton and discover what life was like between 1914 and 1918. What subjects were taught at school, what could people do for entertainment and how did children help with the war effort?

Then, Dan and Bex have found a book that transports them back to Victorian Britain! They’re exploring all the grim and nasty jobs that children just like you had to do in the past, from picking up poop to popping up chimneys.

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All Episodes

The Tudors (London’s History)

Ever wondered what it was like in London back in the Tudor times?
If you’re not sure when the Tudor times were, it’s basically when King Henry VIII was in charge!
Find out all about what London was like back then by listening to this episode of Londo…

The Blitz of World War Two (London’s History)

In this episode, we learn all about the famous Blitz that happened during World War Two and that destroyed large parts of London.
The Blitz was a famous series of bombings during World War Two, but there’s more to know about it than just that. Se…

The Roman Wall (London’s History)

Did you know that London used to be ruled by The Romans?
And did you know that they build a wall around the city to keep invaders out?
In this episode of “London’s History” we’re going to learn all about the famous wall that that still stands today! …

The Romans (London’s History)

You might think of Rome when someone says ‘The Romans’, but they actually play a HUGE part in London’s history!
They controlled London nearly 2000 years ago and did a lot of things in the city.
In this episode of ‘London’s History’ we’re going to lea…

The Great Fire Of 1666 (London’s History)

Everybody’s heard of The Great Fire of London, but how much do you really know about it?
In this episode of ‘London’s History’ we’re finding out all about the famous fire!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why Remember (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

It’s a decade after the start of the war and Edward’s father has died.  At a church memorial service, Edward contemplates the role of memorial in our society in all its aspects.

Personal Remembrance (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

Many of us remember the fallen from the Great Wars and other conflicts by wearing a poppy.  Edward’s mother and Grandmother talk about the Poppy campaign, and Edward remembers seeing the Scottish troops in London.

Local Memorials (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

Memorials for the fallen come in many shapes and sizes.  This is mainly due to there not being any rules about what form a war memorial should take but also because different people and communities want to remember and commemorate in different way…

Military Remembrance (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

Military cemeteries were designed to be peaceful and to be a fair way to remember both rich and poor alike.  Edward visits Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, whilst Sid and his mother argue about John’s place in a cemetery in France.