Living history

Day 48 of #65daysofsummer

We had such a brilliant day at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham yesterday. There is something there for everyone to keep the whole family entertained.

We saw where famous ships were designed and built, how rope was made and even took a tour of an old warship. But what made it really special was the guided tour my Dad was able to give us as he was an apprentice there some decades ago, training to be a fitter. His stories captivated and entertained us all.

At the end we also got a wee sneak peak at the set for Call the midwife as filming is beginning again tomorrow. 

How can you bring history to life for your family?

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