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Year 1 take trip back in time on Erddig Hall visit

Year 1 take trip back in time on Erddig Hall visit

A large number of Preparatory School historians took a trip back in time on a recent visit to an 18th century country house.

The Year 1 group at Rydal Penrhos visited Erddig Hall, a National Trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham on Wednesday, May 24.

During the trip they found out more about both the similarities and differences between homes of today and ones resided in more than a century ago.

Pupils and teachers also had the opportunity to dress as servants and set to work in the laundry room, kitchen, stables and the bothy, where the boy servants would have slept.

Prep School head Roger McDuff, said: “The pupils all had a fabulous time, although they all agreed that life in the 1900’s was extremely tiring.

“We are fortunate that Rydal Penrhos is situated in an area with an incredible history, and trips like this give our young pupils the chance to broaden their minds and see just what has gone before them in the exact area where they live.

“We would like to thank the staff at Erddig Hall for making us feel so welcome and we look forward to visiting again in the future.”

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