Huntley & Palmers Virtual Session

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In this live virtual session children will explore Local History, discovering how the famous biscuit manufacturer, Huntley & Palmers, changed Victorian Reading from 1822 to 1900. Children will explore significant events, people and places working with a range of sources, such as maps, objects, photographs and census records to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed.

The teacher pack for this session will include:

1- Downloadable resources for activities during the session

  • Worksheet 1 – Biscuit tins or biscuit packs?
  • Worksheet 2 – Map
  • Worksheet 3 – Census
  • Resources 1 – Map of Reading circa 1900
  • Resources 2 – Biscuit tins images

2 - Downloadable resources for follow-up activities in the classroom

  • Post-Activity 1 – timeline
  • Post-Activity 2 – images for discussion

We recommend booking this session with Victorian Childhood Virtual Session


Great resources provided for pre, live and post sessions. Very well delivered.  The session was enjoyed immensely and was at an appropriate level for our children. 

- Year 2 teacher, 2020 A6841C61-ACD8-4C22-BA6A-1DA1EACB60AA

Notes for teachers

  • Key Stage 1, 2 
  • This session has been designed to support the study of local trade and industry in the Victorian period.
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