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This is THE podcast for kids that want to learn all about history.

From the Victorian era to the Romans, each "History for Kids" series dives into the lives of people living back in those days and get's kids learning all about what happened in the past!

History for Kids Fun Kids

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.5 • 15 Ratings

This is THE podcast for kids that want to learn all about history.

From the Victorian era to the Romans, each "History for Kids" series dives into the lives of people living back in those days and get's kids learning all about what happened in the past!

    The Homes We Live In (Adventures Through Time)

    The Homes We Live In (Adventures Through Time)

    Cast iron houses were quick to build, with materials in plentiful supply...



    Until the price of bricks dropped, making cast iron houses too expensive to make.



    That's why there was only 4 cast iron houses built in Dudley!



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    • 6 min
    The Newcomen Engine (Adventures Through Time)

    The Newcomen Engine (Adventures Through Time)

    The Newcomen steam engine was a tremendous invention by Mr. Thomas Newcomen - first installed in the Black Country in 1712!



    This time of engine was put to work in mines all over the country, and helped to change the world.



    The power of steam had been known since the Ancient Greeks and had even been used to help toys move.



    It took many centuries until people thought to put it to work in machinery.



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    • 6 min
    On the Move (Adventures Through Time)

    On the Move (Adventures Through Time)

    Roads have changed a lot, and so have vehicles!



    Motor vehicles, such as motorbikes and cars, as well as trams and trains, have revolutionised the lives of everyday folk. Helping people travel more easily and farther than they ever have before.



    Birmingham and Coventry are well known for manufacturing cars - the Black Country has been at the forefront of motor transport.



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    • 5 min
    The Anchor Forge (Adventures Through Time)

    The Anchor Forge (Adventures Through Time)

    The anchor and chains for the Titanic, and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic, were made in the Black Country - the anchors were some of the biggest ever made!



    The anchor was over 15 tonnes and 18 feet long!



    Chains and anchors came in all shapes and sizes, meaning women and children were responsible for making them in backyard forges.



    Anchor makers made a good living, better than many people in the area.



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    • 5 min
    Life on the Canal (Adventures Through Time)

    Life on the Canal (Adventures Through Time)

    Did you know the Black Country used to be known as Birmingham-on-Sea?



    The boat people never stayed in one place for long, they were responsible for moving cargo - even Cadburys chocolate!



    People moved cargo along the canals until just after the Second World War!



    With the development of the road network, trucks took over and the canals fell into disrepair. The families who lived on the canals had to move into houses.



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    • 5 min
    Family Life (Adventures Through Time)

    Family Life (Adventures Through Time)

    Life at home in the Black Country in the 1800's was a lot different to life nowadays.



    Can you imagine having to share an outside toilet with your whole street?



    Or starting work before you're old enough to finish school!



    Things have come a long way since, but there's still some similarities...



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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Blue333🤩 ,

LOVE THIS!!!

I absolutely love this podcast! It gives a personal view from a child. Keep on make as MENY episodes as you can!

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I searched war history and got this trash 🤬😡

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