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Beamish Pit Village 3/7

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 3

At the back of the row of cottages in Francis Street are the pitmen’s sheds and behind one an area where Goats are being kept, just as they would have been all those years ago.

Beamish Pit Village 3/7

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 3

At the back of the row of cottages in Francis Street are the pitmen’s sheds and behind one an area where Goats are being kept, just as they would have been all those years ago.

comments (11)

I like the farm part!! Fun photo's Brian!
Brian Walbey: These are the sheds behind the cottages, even in those days men liked to have a shed smile
How fun, Brian. I think I even see a weathervane! smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed a weather vane of sorts Ginnie. This must have been the start of the men and sheds thing I guess.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Mar 2017, 06:46
Goats would have been kept for milking I guess Brian
Brian Walbey: I suppose they would have been there for that come to think of it.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 15 Mar 2017, 06:54
A nice touch - the goats - Brian
Brian Walbey: Chris thinks they would have had them for their milk and I suspect he's right.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Mar 2017, 07:00
Brilliant...especially that barrel-roofed building!
Brian Walbey: That particular building looks a bit like a converted old railway wagon.
My grandmother's house in a pit village was a little more advanced than those at Beamish smile I guess these were 19th century.
Brian Walbey: The village is based on the early 1900's, so I guess your'e right about the age of the cottages.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Mar 2017, 08:34
The shed looks like an old railway goods van; a very common sight in the 1960s. I get those goats have their eye on anything possible to eat; the occasional hat, maybe.. the odd child...
Brian Walbey: I thought the same about that hut Alan. Chris thinks they would have had the goats for their milk and I suspect he's right.
It's very rustic Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, this area of the museum has been put together very well.
I don't think the wheelbarrow is of the period Brian grin
Brian Walbey: It definitely isn't.
I like living museums like this, especially if there are animals.
Brian Walbey: There is a farm in another area of the museum, there are animals there although I didn't worry about photogrpahing them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Mar 2017, 17:23
This looks like great fun. Fun for all ages I assume.
Goats look great as 'decoration'... wink and good for the milk and cheese..

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