Town Study

We are lucky to have a number of towns that lend themselves well to a study, the best of which is arguably Bakewell. The only town inside the Peak District boundary, it is wonderfully preserved with a variety of buildings and points of interest These include the church that dates back to 920AD, two original and still functional wells, a museum in a medieval building, a market since 1254AD and a even an Inn that inspired Jane Austen.

 

The study invites children to imagine what the town would have been like to live in throughout the ages by picturing it without roads or cars and imagining people washing themselves and their clothes in the river!

Floral roundabout, Bakewell. Photo attributed to Roger Cornfoot