This last weekend we took a family trip to Shropshire as we had heard of several fun sites to visit to begin our history journey into the Victorian era and the Industrial Revolution. I like to do a lot of hands on field trips with my children in addition to reading about different historical events as I believe this helps to bring history to life and make it more fun for them.
Our first stop was to visit the famous Ironbridge
This bridge has the recognition of being the first Iron bridge in the world built to advertise the skill of the iron workers and thus began the industrial revolution in England.
Built in 1779
At the base of the bridge
Everyone paid a toll to cross the bridge except one person. The man who ran the ferry boat that carried people across the Severn river was allowed to cross free of charge since the bridge put him out of business:)
Ironbridge Gorge was a beautiful town and as a family we enjoyed walking along the river
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