Horses, Housemaids and Hard Old Times
The Tollhouse Company
Victorian life through song
Horses, Housemaids and Hard Old Times was the first CD and Book package produced to allow follow up work by the schools we visited.
Initially there were fourteen tracks but when a reprint was necessary we also added four new tracks.
The Tollhouse Company toured primary schools throughout the UK from 1990 until 2002.
Conceived by Roy Griffiths (me), Barbara Griffiths and John Crowe the history based shows were designed to tie in with the national curriculum KS1 and KS2.
The shows were usually performed to the whole school. Every song was a chorus song to encourage joining in and volunteers were asked to come onto the stage area and assist with demonstrations at the same time. Each show was designed to last one hour.