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Class Two visit Coldharbour

On Wednesday, Class 2 visited Coldharbour Mill, a restored woollen mill that dates back to 1785!

The children found out how raw sheep's wool is spun to produce beautiful cloth for products from puttees, khaki bandages the soldiers wrapped around their calves in WW1, to the finest material for suits in Saville Row! They also faced the wrath of the factory manager, Mr Robson, who tested their skills before deciding to employ them for his mill. He was astounded that these poor children ate meat, had clean teeth, unlike the other children with rotting gums, and were not beaten regularly! However, at the end of the day, he decided that they were up to the job and took them on! How relieved we all were! A great day and thank you to everyone who put such an effort into the children's outfits. They really looked the part!