The road through the town in Beamish Museum.
We visited Beamish Museum, because it was half term and not all the exhibits were open the entrance was a bargain five quid each. It was a nice day out. We looked around the 1813 town, where there was a garage, Barclay's Bank (with huge books that listed every single transaction made) A sweet shop where they were making Cinder toffee, A dentist where there were some startling facts about your chances of surviving an extraction by gas. (3% of patients never woke up again!!) There was a School house, a church and a row of miners cottages. We were taken around the area by trams and buses. There was a farm and train station plus a fun fair that were all closed. Beth and Tom went down a coal mine. It was a good day out!!!
Beth trying out a hoop and stick in the playground of the school.
Outside the rear door of the 'Sweetie Shop'
Some of the original tin advertisements of the era!