Black Country tourist attraction staff planning a half-term washout

Carole Davies with her dolly tub in the brewhouse at the Black Country Living Museum

Buy this photo Carole Davies with her dolly tub in the brewhouse at the Black Country Living Museum

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WASHFUL thinking is on the agenda for half-term time travellers planning to visit a Black Country tourist attraction.

Staff at Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, will be recreating washday games and craft activities for all the family from Saturday February 15 to Sunday February 23.

Visitors will be able to try out laundry and cleaning equipment from the early 1900s to get a taste of domestic life before the days of modern conveniences like washing machines and irons.

Dudring the holidays, visitors to St James’ School on the site will be able to take part in historical themed activities by making peg dolls and spring peg planes using traditional household materials. In the Museum’s period village there will be a variety of traditional street games from hanging pants to racing mops.

Black Country Living Museum’s head of learning, Mel Weatherley, said: “A good old spring clean this Half Term provides children with a history lesson like no other. A variety of activities are on site to not only keep children entertained but to showcase fascinating knowledge about our local heritage.”

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