Monday, July 07, 2008

Weekend at Beamish 03

The village, Colliery Village in 1913 consisted of Pit Cottages & gardens, Board School, Methodist Chapel, Drift Mine, Steam Winder, Pithead Buildings, Engine Shed, Powder House and Chauldron Waggons. 



...the views from afar...

...typical dining area...

...the latrine...

...the common pastime...knitting and baking...

...typical sitting room...

...the oil lamp...no electricity yet...

...an old sewing machine...

...this one is interesting and it is not the one used by rubber tapper...it is a tool to squeeze out water from washed clothes...

...another typical sitting room...

...another pastime activity...making a mat from unused clothes...
patching work during night time...



...the tools...


...the only bus stop in the village...

...i guess this one is a projector...

...inside the chapel...


the only school in the village...separate entrance for boys and girls...

...old washing sinks for boys...


...the classroom for stage one pupils (year 1 to 3)...with low tables and chairs...

...the typical facial expression of a teacher...she said that she could not smile because the teacher during that time very strict one and never smiled to the pupils...

12 comments:

Neil said...

someone was lying on the bed, I hope you will share that photo as well :p

[danial][ma] said...

hej! neil...that pic could not be published here, too obscene...heheheheh...

Beruang Madu said...

Danial... cantiknya suasana kampung kat sana kan?? Damai tenang jer.. tak berkeladak macam kampung kat sini... kat sini orang tak rajin tanam rumput... hanya suka tanam pokok bunga jer, tapi okaylah jugak kan..

Inah said...

the teacher looks so serius..ayyoo..cikgu kena la senyum baru student x takut :D

Josh said...

Nak ajak cikgu tu minum teh cina boleh?

Bila ada orang sebut ada orang baring kat katil, I know who he is (as usual, kan? kan?)

Shah said...

Looks so serene and peaceful. Would be nice if can spend a weekend in that environment. Using that latrine would be an interesting experience too :-)

Lyna Wan said...

If I had that squeezing cloth thingy back at hostel, I could save bucket of energy and swears from seniors.
That man looks like Arthur Spiderwick la

[danial][ma] said...

hej! abg.bear...yup! a peaceful countryside...very nice strolling along the gravel road with farms and fields full of wheat...but, Malaysian countryside nice too full of activities...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! inah...hahahaha...i asked that teacher to smile but she said during that era all teachers have a serious face so she has to do the same...so the students won't be naughty...:)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...can, i will call her later but beware she has a fierce face...hehehehe...hhhmmm, that guy very crazy one...so i ban his pic...hehehee...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! shah...very serene village especially the manor...when walked up the gravel road to the manor you can feel what a peaceful surrounding...with horses on the field and the field full of wheat...and the latrine is very interesting too...for the rich people they will have more than three holes...

[danial][ma] said...

hej! lyna wan...a manual squeeze machine...practical without using electricity...that man, maybe...

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