Friday, 15 August 2014

Garden classroom


Thwaite Mills is used by many school groups as an educational facility. As it is on an island, there is a lot of land around the buildings that meant that some of the millworkers who lived in cottages there could be practically self-sufficient. During WWII food was grown there as part of the 'Dig for Victory' campaign. There are orchards and woodland, wildflower meadows and garden plots, and an air-raid shelter in the herb garden. Nowadays children can learn about Victorian life, WWII, the environment and science, all in one place.


7 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - what an amazing place - looks quite magical - lovely photos too .. cheers Hilary

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  2. Very pretty! I enjoy growing veggies in the summer and having fresh food outside the door.

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  3. You visit some great places! (o:

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  4. Very pretty garden,here always rain, greeting from Belgium
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  5. What a great place....makes learning fun, I bet!

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  6. Very nice gardens, jennyfreckles.

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  7. Hermosas fotografias, me encanta porque tambien acompañas con su historia. Un abrazo.

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