Surrey - Child workers turn back time

5th March 2010 at 00:00

Pupils at Brambletye Junior School in Redhill, Surrey, have lived a day in the lives of Victorian child workers.

They spent their mornings wool-making and weaving, finding out about coal mining and clearing fields ready for farming.

In the afternoon they wrote a letter explaining why they thought they deserved places at school, before either chanting their times tables, playing marbles, or heading back to work.

Almost all of the school's children and staff dressed in period 1880s costume for the event. dm.

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