We had such a beautiful day for our day out to Beamish Living Museum, we always love going there & the sun truly shone for us on Tuesday.
I had made raspberry muffins the day before so we left at 7 o'clock & had breakfast on the journey.
We always take a picnic when we have days out & with five children I need to bake plenty. Daisy was painting at the other end of the table.
We were there at just past 10 o'clock & were so glad to get out of the car. Beamish has old trams & buses to get on but we decided to walk to the 1900's Town our first stop, the fresh air was lovely after being in the car.
Kitty & Mary outside a little hut on the walk to the town.
I wonder what they were talking about.
We arrived at the Bakers first & they were in the middle of making tea cakes. They have a shop next door where you can buy bread & cakes they bake.
Next stop was Jubilee sweet shop, they were making cinder toffee.
The twins outside Annfield Plain Co-op which is the grocer's, they do enjoy going in all the shops. A lot of the building's & inside's were moved from other places in England to here, Annfield Plain is in County Durham. The girls love watching all the demonstrations & get quite involved in them, you are not so shy when you are five.
Inside the grocer's shop.
All the bags of tea, sugar, lentils & other food item's were in different colour bags, this way to help people that could not read.
I love all the old tins & packets.
To go back & shop here.
The till was made in Dayton, Ohio.
Beautiful old buttons & threads, I have some similar from my Grandmother's sewing box.
Kitty's looking at her next pair of boots. Oh I wish you could buy the displays, she loved those boots.
Inside the hardware shop.
There were household goods sold here.
There was so much beautiful china, oil lamps, candles in here.
This is a cottage in Ravensworth Terrace, a row of houses in the town. They were making chutney in this kitchen, that is on my list to do next week.
I loved these outside one of the cottages.
This is the nursery bedroom in the town. The twins stood here for ages talking about what toys they would like, we have a lot of antique & vintage toys at home that they play with.
A beautiful cast iron range.
We have a cupboard similar to this one, it all felt so homely.
One of the trams picking up people in the old town. Here are two of our boy's Danny & Sidney.
I took so many photo's so I will do a few posts about Beamish. There is a beautiful Georgian Manor circa 1825, a 1940's farm & a Victorian coal mining town to come.
We have a new member coming to the family a week on Sunday, a little kitten.
We are trying to think of a name for him.
Thank you all for your lovely comments.