Saturday, 23 March 2013

Burford and Bath

For our second field trip we went to Burford and Bath. In Burford we went to a church where the Levelers we killed. The Levelers were soldiers for Cromwell's Army who were fighting for their rights after they had succeeded in taking over Charles I. They wanted to remain a group and receive benefits for what they had done. The Levelers who would not back down from this stance were held as prisoners in the Burford church and were killed there. I have been learning about this in my political science class, so it was really neat to see! I will include pictures with the bullet holes, and I will also include a picture of the font inside the church where they carved there names into the lead the night before they were killed.----There was also a famous cheese shop there so we stopped and got some pieces of some, and it was fantastic!

Next we drove through the beautiful Cotswolds and headed to Bath. Bath is a beautiful city, and a wealthy area. First we got a tour of an area where homes (which are connected) are sold for about 5 million pounds, or 7.5 million dollars. Then we walked through the shopping center to get to the Roman Baths. We made a little stop before our tour because some people visited this man who was holding pigeons and you could hold them too and take pictures, I did not partake in this because I think pigeons are just icky!!!

Next, we toured the Roman Baths, which were built by the Romans 2000 years ago. I can't believe how much technology they developed! They had invented heated flooring, plumbing, had the ability to drain the pools for the baths at will and fill it instantly, they had varying pools in sizes and temperature, it was seriously amazing!

Then, we were free to roam the city, so Kelsey, David and I went to William Herschel's house where he discover Uranus in his telescope in the 18th century. Here he and his sister studied astronomy, and although they were aspiring musicians, they moved in with the King and Queen after they were recognized for their discovery. I had been learning about Herschel in my science class, so it was nice to have a fair amount of background knowledge before going here. I am including a picture of me standing by his sister (Charlotte's) dress, notice how tiny and small she was!! She wore this when she was 50!


  1. Just want you to know the pictures and updates are great. We love seeing then.
    Love Dad

  2. I'm glad you like it! Miss you and Love you!! :)