1646 workshop

Stroxworthy class had an exhilarating hands on experience of life over 400 years ago. from Sir Francis and Master Christopher in full costume!  Did you know Samuel Pepys wife came from Bideford?  London was the size of Exeter in 1666 with just 1 bridge (London Bridge).

Isla and Finley had a pretend marriage with 6 children and they lived in 1 room and cooked on an open fire in the middle of room.  Very different from today.  How did Mistress Isla clean her clothes?

Did you know that rats chewed the fire hoses, thus speeding up the spread of the Great Fire of London?  How many days did the fire last?

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