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Victorian fun day at Rougham Hall

Monday wash day: Sally Sampson shows Charles Pugh and Charlotte Denney how to scrub clothes clean (Rohd0066) ANL-140808-170124001

Monday wash day: Sally Sampson shows Charles Pugh and Charlotte Denney how to scrub clothes clean (Rohd0066) ANL-140808-170124001

Youngsters learned what life was like for children in Victorian times during a summer holiday event at West Norfolk’s Rougham Hall.

Children aged from three to 16 took part in the Victorian Hiring Fair, which was organised by Sally North, well-known for her Victorian School, and held at Wild Thyme Cottage in the grounds of Rougham Park.

The event, last Friday, provided an opportunity for all the family to learn new skills that would have been needed in order to be hired for countryside jobs such as maids, shepherds and gardeners.

Youngsters got to know their herbs, tie knots, make a corn dolly, do the washing, churn the butter and make hazel fences. They also got to play with traditional Victorian games and toys such as hoops and spinning tops.

Parents and grandparents also joined in the fun, enjoying picnics and strolls in the park.

The event was free, but £100 was given in donations in aid of West Norfolk MIND and the Red Cross.

 

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