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'History of Tring Workshop' with Dacorum Heritage Trust

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Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop

 

Year 1 and 2 children have taken part in a fantastic variety of activities, examining artefacts, comparing old and new maps and photographs and taking a close look at some the of many handcrafts that were part of Tring's history such as plaiting and embroidery/crossstitch.

We all felt we had travelled back in time.

Examining Artefacts

Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop

Tring has a long history of of making straw plaits which were sent to Luton and made into straw hats. The ladies in the photograph above have made extremly long plaits, so long that they have coiled and tied the length to make it easier to carry on plaiting and stops the length getting tangled. Look at the hat below one length of plait is used to make this straw hat. It starts in the centre of the hat, each spiral is sewn together into the shape required and when you look closely at the brim of the hat you can see where the plait ends. No wonder each plait was so long!

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Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
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Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop

Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop

Can you see how the plait starts in the middle...

Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop

...look, can you see where the plait ends?

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Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop

Photograph of History Day

These beautiful examples of cross-stitch are original pieces and are very fragile to handle. This is some writing taken from the bible.....

Photograph of History Day

.... and this records all the members in this family

Photograph of History Day

This is a copy of one of the original peices of needlework notice how bright the colours look in comparision.

Comparing Maps and Photographs

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Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
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Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop
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Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop

 

Plaiting

Photograph of Dacorum Heritage Trust History of Tring Workshop

Young children and ladies were employed to plait lengths of straw. They used lots of tools to prepare the straw for plaiting. In a day workers were expected to plait 4 lengths of weave each one as long as the plaits in this photograph.

Time for us to have a go at plaiting!

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Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
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Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop
Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop Dacorum Heritage Trust 'History of Tring' Workshop

 

Photograph of History Day

Look at the fine weave of the straw on this Victorian Bonnet. It is absolutely beautiful but too fragile for us to handle.

Photograph of History Day
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Animated Thank You Dacorum Heritage Trust what a wonderfull day we have had learning about the history of Tring especially the plaiting history!

If you would like to find out more information about the Dacorum Heritage Trust please visit http://www.dacorumheritage.org.uk/

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