On Thursday 19th April 2018, Class 2 were lucky enough to visit Burton Constable. This wealthy manor house has been residence of the Constable family for generations.
Upon arrival at the grand estate, we were greeted by Mrs Styce, the Victorian housekeeper and whisked back to the Victorian era! We were given mop caps and flat caps and as we were given a tour of the house we learned all about the jobs each of us would be doing if we worked there during the Victorian era. There were lamp boys and ladies maids, stable boys and housekeepers!
We were able to compare the quarters where the house residents lived with the poor servants quarters. Our final job of the day was to investigate Victorian house artefacts and try to work out which jobs they would be used for.
Thankfully, it was a glorious day and we were able to have our lunch in the grounds, next to the orangery and made time for some fun in the sun before boarding the coach home.