Victorian resources (these were created for St Michael-on-the-Mount Primary School, but contain generic content that can be applied elsewhere).

Totterdown is home to some of Bristol’s most iconic terraced streets, appropriately named, perched on steep hillsides high above Temple Meads Station. Many of Totterdown’s first residents worked on the railways.

Year 2 at Hillcrest Primary School
Year 2 at Hillcrest Primary School recreating School Road in 1901

A Heritage Schools project involved Local Learning working with Hillcrest Primary School, climbing the hills to find out more about the streets and houses and the people who lived in them at the end of the Victorian period. Year 2 students identified patterns indicating the different styles of the builders and produced their own house designs.

“Thank you so much for the work you did with the Year 2 children. They loved it and learnt so much.”

Kim Lamb, Heritage Schools co-ordinator, Hillcrest Primary