What was Barry like in the 1500s and 1600s?
A must watch for history buffs in Barry and surrounding areas in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
I gave this talk to the children of Romilly Primary School in Barry on 3rd February. They are learning about the Tudor period in history so I thought I would bring it home to Barry for them.
▶️What Barry was like in the Tudor period
▶️What was so different back then
▶️What it was like being a child growing up in the sixteenth and seventeenth century
▶️What children did for fun,
▶️where they lived,
▶️what they ate
▶️I use John Speeds ‘Map of Glamorganshire’ and John Leland’s ‘Itinerary in Wales’ as sources
▶️I discuss the mystery of the disappearing castle at Porthkerry
And they asked lots of questions!
Great to share this video with your kids if they are local and learning about this era in history.
Sound quality isn’t the best as it was recorded in an echoy classroom. If you struggle with it, click the CC button for subtitles.
Click this link to watch the video on YouTube: