y is for Yesteryear - celebrated with a visit to Blists Hill - Ironbridge in Shropshire. Blists Hill is a Victorian Museum in the form of a working town of that age - 1890 -1910.
Last week we took our two grandsons to the museum - they were off school due to a teacher strike - and we all really enjoyed the day. I have posted some off the pics of the day - special bits that a caught our eye.
My header pic is of the Trevithick Steam Locomotive - it is a replica of the worlds' first steam locomotive constructed in Coalbrookdale to the designs of Richard Trevithick -1771-1833
How about having your post delivered by a postie on this little beaut !
I loved this cartoon - must share!
Pen and Quill - boys and myself had a go at writing with the quill and I think we did rather well!
Potions on the chemist shop shelf - kill or cure! as they say
Needles -pins - buttons - little treasures - special place for the lady of the house
Merry go Round and fairground music - bliss!
Not in action today shame!
How I appreciate my washing machine!
More washing arrangements of the personal kind!
My grandma had a larder like this one - it was so familiar to me after many years as a child - eggs -ham - pots - stone jars - unidentified objects wrapped in muslin cloths - jams - chutneys - tin mugs - oh memories!
Jenny off to be harnessed into the cart
Away we go !
What a day of gazing back at distant times - boys and ourselves had a fab time - but I declined the chips cooked in beef fat - Ahh!! - but I did enjoy the treacle toffee!