15 Nov Elmer Class Historical Visitor
Martin Horler visited Elmer class on Wednesday 13th November to talk to the children about the role of the Royal Mail Guard and what life was really like on-board a mail carriage travelling from London to Bath in the 1800’s. He arrived in his coachman’s uniform and revealed a huge leather bag containing a leather mail bag, horn, a Flintlock pistol, a Blunderbuss and a Cutlass. The children learnt how important it was for the mail carriage to be on time and so to ensure the carriage kept moving, a horn was blown to give messages to others using the roads or manning the tolls. Mr Howler played a selection of the calls; ‘clear the road’, ‘we’re not stopping’ and the children had a go too!