History – Discovering St Albans’ Victorian Heritage

Our History topic this term focus on the impact and legacy of the Victorians on our city. As part of this, we participated in a walking tour of St Albans, organised by St Albans Tour Guides and the St Albans Museum and Gallery.

We learned all about our city’s Victorian history;  we discovered much about the history of many of the buildings in the city, including the Cathedral and seeing where The Abbey School started. It was fascinating to hear how and why St Albans grew in size during the Victorian period and to learn about the contribution of key figures such as Samuel Ryder, Walter Lawrence and Eleanor Ormerod.  Following this, the children will be presenting  the impact of their chosen Victorian figure on St Albans and debating whether their legacy was as great as (or greater than) that of the Romans on the city.