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Visit to the Black Country Museum

On November 8th, 2016, Birch Class (Year 5 and 6) went to the Black Country Museum to see the amazing steam engines.The Black Country Museum was all outside so we had to do lots of walking. There was a real black country village, which had been taken apart brick by brick and then put back together on the site of the museum. In the village there was an anchor forge, where they made the anchor for the Titanic, and also in the nearby chain forge they made the chain for the anchor. The chain needed to be so thick that the type of hammer used had to have two handles, and it took a day for six men to make one link! Walking around the site, the floor was made of one of three things; those things are grass, concrete or a thick carpet of coal. Around almost every corner, not including in the village there was a huge heap of coal. It meant that whenever someone was walking there was a strange rustling sound. Everyone got to see the Newcomen Engine,used to pump water out of the tin, iron, and most importantly coal mines. At the top of a great steep hill there is an amazing house. What makes this house amazing? It's made of cast iron plating, all bolted together.

It must have been very cold in the winter! I think everybody enjoyed this visit and learnt something new.

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