Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ironbridge and the Victorian Village

Last Wednesday we headed on an adventure to the Ironbridge on the Severn Gorge. This area is famous for lots of activity during the Industrial revolution. It was fascinating to read about this area. On the way we found a furnishing fabric shop and just had to have a look.
This is the Ironbridge. The area had coal, clay and iron. There are so many museums here that we will have to visit again!

 Here we are on the bridge.
 One of the museums here is a wonderful Victorian village which was a delight. I loved all the old things and there were people dressed up and working in the shops.

 Penny and I loved the haberdashery shop! It was full of lovely laces, trims, old sewing notions and even fabric.

 In one of the cottages two ladies were making rag rugs and paper piecing a decoration. Here pieces are below.
 We loved the old school room too. There was a teacher too telling the "students" to be good and accept their working class lives and not try to improve themselves as that would be a sin!
 Check out the quilts on these beds.

It was a great place and there was so much to see.


janelle said...

Great photos! Looks like a wonderful place to spend some time. Noticing the jumpers on in Sept! J xx

Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, thanks for sharing!

Lyndal and Nick said...

Love those quilts!