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Today, Base 1 were very lucky as we were visited by Val who kindly spent some time with Year 1 and Year 2 to talk to us about her experience of seaside holidays when she was a little girl. In preparation, the children came up with some interesting questions to ask Val about her special memories. We learnt that instead of swimming costumes we wear today, Val wore different clothes which were heavier than swimming costumes. We also found out that out that summer hats and caps were not invented back then and so people were creative and wore linen cloths on top of their heads in order to not get sun burnt.

Furthermore, we found out that there were some similarities of seaside holidays back then and today. Fish and chips, ice cream and sweets have always been traditional types of food eaten at the seaside as well as donkey rides.

Take a look at some of the photos we took when we met Val.