Dinefwr - Newton House Visit
On Thursday 26th of September 2019, Clydach Primary School went to Dinefwr for a history trip on our topic with Victorians.
Straight off the bus we met the head Butler, Mr Trussler and the maids. For the girls our names would be Mary and for the boys John because the lord and mistress didn't care about the maids and servants real names. When the mistress and lord would come the maids and servants would have to turn their backs.
First thing we did when we got there was make lavender bags, We all got to smell the lavender and lavender oil. Next we saw the lord and mistresses living room where we looked for clues about lord Rhys and his family. We went to the dining area and saw how they would eat with three of each cutlery: spoons, forks, knives, plates and bowls for every meal like: starters, main meal and dessert.
Then we went to the basement where we saw the head butler's bedroom. We also got to hold a penny that every maids and servants would get everyday. We held some coal and found out the youngest girl would have to collect the wee pots and the youngest boy would have to light every fire.
After lunch we went to lord Rhys' castle and explored. We had to climb up a huge hill that was very steep.
When we got back to Newton house we got our coats and bags and had some pictures outside the house with year 5 and by ourselves.
What I loved the most! When we had lunch! Nah I'm joking! I loved it most when we made lavender bags and held the coal and coin. I would go again.
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Year 6 class in Clydach Primary School. There are 18 girls and 13 boys.