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The Black Country Living Museum gives an accurate representation of what life would be like during the late 19th Century in this area. How far do you agree with this view?

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Name: Avtaranpreet Rai Form: M12 Date: 13th October 2008 Centre Number: 20135 Coursework: Black Country Living Museum Candidate Number: 6164 Black Country Living Museum "The Black Country Living Museum gives an accurate representation of what life would be like during the late 19th Century in this area." How far do you agree with this view? Introduction The Museum has been built to represent the Black Country Museum in 1975 onwards. This building came from all over the country, from local places such as Dudley, Tipton and Wolverhampton. Which are all within an 8 mile radius from the actual Black Country Living Museum itself. They have also made some changes and updated the Museum but this was for health and safety reasons, these include fire Alarms and also internal sides. All of this technology has been pulled in for the safety of the staff and the workers but, in addition this is a huge inaccuracy because during the nineteenth century there was no sign of electrical equipment and safety objects that involved some way of electricity. The roads and pavements at the Living Black country museum are made out of Cobal stones; these are non-slip stones that were used in the 19th century during the time of the Black Country Museum. During the whole year last year the black Country Museum had 250 000 people come to visit the traditionally development of the museum and 300,000 people when during the summer this makes the Museum a popular place to visit. All the staff at the Black Country museum were dressed in the same way as the people during the time of the Black Country in 1800's, 1900's, 1920's and the 1930's would have dressed. The other places within the Black Country Museum to see were: The toll house- this was the house where people had to pay to go passed the house using that land this was simply because the owner of the Toll House owned the land around the house and charged people to pass through. ...read more.

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get distracted by people looking in through the windows or to stop the children from looking out of the windows and not concentrating, the teacher was talking in a superior manor and wore old fashioned cloths similar to the cloths the teacher would wear, children would be referred to as Stanza's and not by their names whereas in the 21st century students are called by their names. In comparison the school had security cameras around school these were not invented and also they had security lights which also were not invented, the walls were painted with water wash, and the watch which was not original. The source that links to the school is source 9 which is Dennis Road school Balsal Heath 1896. The fourth site was the Baker shop was made in 1910 one hundred years ago. The bakers shop which mostly consisted of wooden furniture. The bakers shop was also was completely different to bakery shops in the modern days because the furniture in the bakers shop are made out of plastics, metal and are also made out of wood. The bakery had many accuracies spotted in the such as the baker could bake the breads by himself, the baker cooked 400 loafs of bread a day and they would only last for 24 hours, the baker would work from 3 am- 6pm and sometimes until 10pm depending on how busy he was, the furniture such as the tables, floor was made out of wood, but the top of the table was made out of marble, the oven the bread was cooked in was built in the wall and the bread would be cooked on a very high temperature, and after the bread were baked the cake's would b e bakers on a lower and cooler temperature,, in the year 1910 about 100 years ago there was a very low chance of bread going stale quickly, the bread was bakes in a loaf called a logger lope. ...read more.

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The inaccuracies were that we were not allowed to go down to the mine and have a look because the safety alarms were not working properly so because of safety regulations we were not allowed to go down to the mines and have a look. The eleventh site is the chain maker he would make 30-35 links a day, he would make the chain by hand without wearing and safety equipment apart from safety goggles to protect their eyes from the burning metal, the chain maker would use a Tammy hammer to give the object he was making a smooth finish. The accuracies of the chain maker were that he did not wear and safety gloves of any other safety equipment, this was because he had been wearing gloves and a hot piece of metal went into the glove then it would burn his hand before coming out and it would be difficult to take out straight away as he would have to take off the glove first, but he should of worn goggles t protect his eyes but he did not and wore normal eyesight glasses instead, this was and inaccuracy because in the 1900's chain makers would were goggles and not glasses to protect their eyes, the chain maker was also wearing a watch which was also and in accuracy. He wore jeans which were from the 1970's. In conclusion when I went into the museum o felt as if I had really gone back a hundred years into history, because everything and everyone was dressed in an old fashioned way, they talked in an old fashioned way and acted in an old fashioned way too. Furthermore I think that the museum was accurate in most of it regulations apart from the inaccuracies which mainly were for health safety reasons. This is also the reason as to why the museum can not be fully accurate because the have to consider the health and safety of staff and visitors. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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