English Country Dancing

March 3rd 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
English Country Dancing

St Albans and Harpenden are delightful places to live located so close to the capital yet clearly in the Hertfordshire countryside. As the Spring promises to return what could be more fun than getting the kids to learn some English Country Dancing? Up until Thu 21st March 2019 between 10 am - 12 pm at the British Schools Museum, 41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin, SG4 9TS you can enjoy some traditional English County Dancing and Maypole Dancing in the fantastic setting of our unique 1850's Monitorial schoolroom. 

The dance classes are for children aged 6 and over and it cost £3 per child which also includes light refreshments. This needs to be given in cash only on the door. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times but adults get in for free. There are also some amazing other exhibitions on in The Museum but they ask that you note that the museum has its own time table. 

If you are interested in the history of education and childhood you might want to come back and see the Jill Grey Collection. It consists of some 37,000 items relating to the history of education and the social history of childhood. This was collected between approximately 1962 and 1987

Jill was an eccentric yet extraordinarily gifted woman, she was a code and cypher officer with the Royal Air Force during The Second World War. But during the 1950s she began to collect all things associated with early education and childhood – eventually filling her house with books, postcards and items of furniture, costume and much, much more. On her death in 1987, Jill Grey left a collection of some 37,000 items. This highly acclaimed collection is now cared for by Hitchin British Schools Trust.  So many fascinating places to visit and things to do, in and around the St 

Albans and Harpenden areas.