Toying with history

CHILDREN at Bushmead Primary School in Eaton Socon enjoyed playing with toys from the past 100 years when part of the collection from Bedford Museum was brought to their school. Pictured here are Destyn and Patrick from year two with a Victorian doll, wh

CHILDREN at Bushmead Primary School in Eaton Socon enjoyed playing with toys from the past 100 years when part of the collection from Bedford Museum was brought to their school.

Pictured here are Destyn and Patrick from year two with a Victorian doll, which had specially-made lace dresses, and a teddy bear which was more than 80 years old.

Teacher Pauline Wright said: "The children had an absolutely wonderful morning. They played with iron hoops and wooden hobby horses and Victorian skittles. There were toys from 100 years ago right up to the 1960s."

Picture: HELEN DRAKE 9920