Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find that Victorian children frequently had work around home – once they had got home from school.
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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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.