My eldest son has been learning about The Plague and The Great Fire of London at school, and keeps repeatedly telling me all the details, including snippets such as Samuel Pepys burying his wine and cheese, before leaving the city. See I’m learning too now.
He is really keen on history, so we decided to have a trip to the Museum of London. A cold day but a real success – the boys loved it. We also walked to Monument and Pudding Lane, at my son’s request. Bless him – he was surprised that there was no bakery on Pudding Lane now. And although I knew of Monument tube station, I didn’t know of the Monument or that it commemorated the Great Fire.
We also visited St Paul’s cathedral, which of course he knew had been rebuilt after the Great Fire. There was a fantastic model of the cathedral constructed from Fairtrade boxes. The boys liked this, but son1’s comment was “Where is the model of the first St Paul’s cathedral?”.