Yesterday we had a trip to a very old cottage and when we went through the gate, we met Terry. After she introduced herself she showed us what the main street looked like in old photos. When she finished, we went around the house to look at the pretty and gorgeous flowers outside but when we came back there was a man called Patrick there. Terry said if we wanted to ask questions we could ask him because he knows a lot about Panmure.
When we went inside we went to the first room, the meeting room. That place is the place where the owner and his friends met up and talked about things that were important in the old days, while the ladies were doing the chores in the kitchen. While they were talking the ladies made dinner for them and they would talk until dinner was finished.
When we were finished with the first room we went to the next room that belonged to Phoebe Dunn. Terry told us that in the 1900’s that the women were very thin but they wore colossal underwear and then she showed us an old knitting machine. After that we went to the kitchen.
In the kitchen Terry showed us an old pot and instead of the baby food we have now they would put the food into the machine and then mash it up. But then Patrick came and asked us if we knew a toy called stilts that the kids used to play with back in the day.
When we went to the next room Patrick showed us a map he said that Aotearoa actually means north and when we went to the last room there were clothes that got donated that show what the people used to wear. Instead of a toilet the people would use a potty!!
It was a very interesting visit because I have never seen so many old things in one place before.