After the town we took an old bus to the Pit Village. It is lovely down there in the valley, there is a row of miner's cottages, an old school, coal mine, vegetable gardens, church, pit pony stables, coal fired fish & chip shop & farm animals.
In one of the pit cottages they were making vegetable soup on the cast iron range. It smelled so good.
These cottages have a kitchen & then a parlour downstairs, there would have been the parent's, grandparent's & many children living in these cottage's. Sometimes the parlour had a bed in it.
Such a lovely amount of vegetable's.
These turnips were so large, they use all the vegetables to cook in the cottages.
We bought some of these ash split rail fences when we went to The Georgian Fair at beamish earlier in the year. We have used them for dividing the area in our vegetable garden. The row of cottages is called Francis Street, they originally came from Wearside.
The twins are enjoying Black Beauty at the moment so the rocking horse in the school was really enjoyed.
We could do with some of these little desks at home.
Danny with the twins.
We could have left them there all day.
The girls have some of these slates at home, they really enjoyed the school building.
Two of the trams on the way back up for the Pit village.
On our way to the carousel.
If you talk to the Kitty & Mary about Beamish the first thing they will say is can we go on the carousel. At the moment it is one of the best things in the world to them.
Better get back to my bread.
Home Farm will be in the next post.