It was a long trip to the Black Country and when we got there it was like we travelled back in time. First we went to a Victorian house. We had to find firewood, a tea pot, an oil lamp and a photo of Lillian’s mum. We learnt that if you needed to go number 1 or number 2 in the night you needed to do it in a bucket.

Next we went to the coal mine. We saw a steam engine work and we a man said that it would be used to power a winch which would lower or lift a bucket which the miners would put coal in, or it could be switched to a little shaft which would be used for miners going up and down the mine. After that we went back to school. We had a great time and we would love to go again.


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