The Perse School

Year 1 visit the Folk Museum

27 Jan 2012

On a recent 'Washday' trip to the Folk Museum, Year 1 had lots of fun learning about life in Victorian times. They enjoyed grating carbolic soap, washing clothes in the dolly tub with a posser and then rubbing the clothes on the scrubbing board before finally rinsing. The mangle was called ‘the little nipper’ so they had to be really careful with their fingers. They also learned how to hang clothes with split pegs and tried ironing with flat irons. It was hard work but ‘extraordinarily superb’ (as one child wrote back at school)!



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