Welcome to my Time Traveller series!
I love history, from the dark depths of centuries gone past, to more recent years. So I’ve reached out to my fellow bloggers and small business owners and asked if they could go back in time, when would they travel to and why?
This week I’m joined by Melanie from Cossins Music School:
When I started to think about which time I would like to travel back to I immediately thought of the Victorian period. I am completely captivated by the TV series ‘Victoria’ which aims to tell the story of how Queen Victoria came to rule and her life. I love history and more in particular people history which is probably why films like The Greatest Showman, Pride and Prejudice, Titanic and Somewhere in Time are amongst my favourites.
I can’t decide between the Georgian/Victorian/Edwardian period I would love to travel back to any of those times. Although women were not as free as they are now, I love the politeness of how people spoke to one another and the respect. Now, I am talking about the middle and upper classes of course. To be one of the poor would have been horrendous and to be treated like that I feel we are very lucky today to have a good NHS service and help where it is needed (almost!)
My house was built in 1901 and I often wonder who lived here and what they did in their daily life. This would be a really interesting period between the death of Queen Victoria and the reign of King Edward the VII I wonder how much things changed from 1901? I have tried to find out who lived here and would love to travel back to that time and see what they did in the house and what it looked like then.
At the back of my house is an old quarry, I think it closed around this time when my house was built I wonder who worked there and did they go in the pub, The Quarry Inn? I have pictures on my walls of my local village Horbury and of my street from around that time, how quiet and peaceful it must have been without cars racing up and down the hill like they do now! If I could go back I would spend time here and visit the (now disused) railway station to see it bustling with people. I would love to visit the local shops, have a chat with local people and maybe have a sing!
Thank you Melanie. What a lovely idea to visit the community around your home at the time that it was built!
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