On 21st of March Class 2 went to Little Moreton Hall. It wasn’t little it was enormous! When we got there we saw that it had a moat. We went into the house. We went up curling stairs up to Mr and Mrs Moreton’s bedroom but the bed wasn’t there. They split us up into Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6. Year 3 and 4 went outside first and we stayed upstairs. We learned about clothing. They dyed their clothes with berries or flowers
Upstairs we learnt about what rich and poor people wore. Ella got to try on a rich girl’s dress and Jake tried on a servant boys clothes. We found out that to dye things, they mixed the dye (which was made out of things like berries and flowers) with urine. They also used urine to bleach things white.
The group I was in learned about clothing first. The women wore a shift, a bun roll, a waistcoat, dress and a bonnet. They never washed their shift because they wore it in bed as well. The men wore a shirt and baggy trousers.
In Little Moreton Hall there was a toilet. The smallest servant child would be dangled by the legs and lowered down to clean the waste from the toilet. Once they did that it went into the moat that surrounds the hall.
We learnt a lot more about the Tudors, such as sayings that came from that period. A lot of the sayings I knew like:
Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.
Raise a toast.
Not worth the salt.
Sleep tight don’t let the bed bugs bite - their beds were made from sticks and straw so things like rats and fleas liked to live in the bed.
Raise a toast - they used to put toast at the bottom of their wine then eat it (that only happened on special occasions.)
Not worth the salt - all the richer people used to sit at one end of the table and the poorer people sat at the other end. They always put the salt closer to the richer people because salt was really expensive so when ever they had salt at a party they kept it to themselves really.