St Mary’s Guildhall’s the Rich, the Poor and the Hungry Workshop
This workshop investigates the life of a child in Victorian Coventry. Led by a facilitator your group will learn about why the Guildhall opened as a soup kitchen in 1861 and how destitution affected the children of Coventry. Students will explore food and Victorian inventions in the medieval kitchen, investigate the wool industry, experience life as a working Victorian child by having a go at weaving, carding and wool winding, investigate Victorian toys and make their own peg doll.
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