Owl Class – Local History Walk 26.9.19

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On Thursday 26th September, Owl Class went on a three and a half hour local history walk. The children were full of enthusiasm and questions as we discovered evidence of change in the village over hundreds of years. We wondered at the discovery of the mammoth’s tooth at Dix Pitt and the mystery of the Devil’s Quoits.

We received a warm welcome at the Manor where we thought about the history of this ancient building and the families who had lived there.Pope’s Tower remains as it might have been in 1717 when Alexander Pope stayed at the Manor translating Homer’s Iliad.

We completed our walk in the grounds of St Michael’s Church reflecting on the war memorial and the plaque in memory of John Hewet and Sarah Drew. The children’s behaviour was exemplary – a fantastic educational trip.