Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A few More Photos

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!

Beth posing in front of one of the trams!

On the way into the garage (where the lights were original paraffin ones and smelt wonderful!!)


Wendy said...

Thoroughly enjoyed all of your photos! Sounds like you had a fun trip and a very happy birthday!

Have a great day!

Jenn Jilks said...

Lots of fun and family memories!

Brodders said...

Looks great Lyzzy :)

debra said...

Great photos! What is Cinder toffee?

Debbielou said...

Looks like you had a great time ! x