Y2 visit the Camden Archives Library!

Year 2 visited the Camden Archives today and discovered so many fascinating facts about Victorian Camden!
We all became historians by examining various sources relating to four key areas –

  • Eleanor Palmer since the Victorian era
  • The Victorian census of 1891
  • Charles Dickens
  • The Victorian high street

The children drew and noted down anything of interest. We found out that Eleanor Palmer used to be a boys school – can you believe it?!

Some people even managed to find out who lived in their house in 1891! Amazing!

At the end, we also got a sneaky peak of the library’s storage rooms. The smell of the old books really excited the children as they explored the many rows of shelving.

Such a great day out, deepening our historical understanding of this time in British history.