‘Be a History Detective’ workshops

KnightonThe workshops I ran for South Knighton Heritage Group were to engage local children with the history of the community they live in.

The ‘young detectives’ came along to the beautifully restored Holbrooke Memorial Hall on four afternoons across May and June.  They investigated maps, photographs, historical texts and census material to find out about the houses they live in, the streets they walk along daily and – in the case of one young lady – the schools they attend.

It’s fair to say we all learned something from the sessions – not least just how much history an inquiring mind can unpick from a single document and how much of the past is to be found right under our noses if only we take the time to look!

“Thank you very much for all your work on the project.  The children really enjoyed it – and the adults as well!” – Judith

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