School pupils get hands on with their village’s remarkable history

School pupils get hands on with their village’s remarkable history

Children from Elsecar Holy Trinity C.E Primary were recently given a special tour of their village, once famous for its coalmining and ironmaking.

The excited year three pupils visited collieries, ironworks and workshops, and found out all about the achievements of generations of villagers before them. They learnt about the Earls Fitzwilliam too, and the rich, powerful and Royal guests who came to the village.

The visit included a tour of the 1795 New Colliery where pupils saw the village’s Newcomen Beam Engine in action and discovered how the invention changed the world. Over coming weeks and months, the other classes of the school will be exploring their village too.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “Elsecar has a fascinating past and it is great to see school children discovering more about local history.  The village is a great place to visit, the shops, park, TPT and steam railway make for a fun day out.”

For more information about Elsecar please visit www.elsecar-heritage.com