On our school trip to Hughenden Manor we experienced what Christmas would be like for the rich and the poor. Our day started in the church on Christmas eve 1860 where we heard all about alms and sang Good King Wenceslas. We got to look at the different toys that they would have had including spinning tops, yo-yos and hobby horses. The copper plate writing was fun as some of the letters were the same as we use now but some looked very different – it took lots of concentration! We got to dress up in Victorian outfits and have afternoon tea – the boys looked beautiful in the Victorian dresses! We looked around Benjamin Disraeli’s house; the rooms were very fancy and you could tell he was very rich. We learnt so many facts about the house. We got to go in the dining room and see where Queen Victoria had sat when she visited. They had to saw the legs of the chair down, as she was so short. #itwasfun.
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