12-year-old Walter Stansfield lived with his family at Priestwell in Todmorden in Victorian times. Walter’s diary, which is now in Todmorden Library, tells us what life was like growing up in Todmorden in the 1860s. He writes about his family and friends, about learning dictation and arithmetic at the local school, and about having toothache!
Find out what life was really like in 1860 for Todmorden children by exploring Walter’s diary at a special family event. Make your own diary to take home with you or come and try some of the games that Walter might have played in Victorian Todmorden. You can try on costumes just like the clothes that Victorian families would have worn and join us for a family storytelling session inspired by some of the toys Victorian children would have played with.
You can join in the activities at any time and stay as long as you like.
Tickets FREE ( Children must be accompanied by an adult.)