The act prohibited the employment of children under 16 by chimney sweeps.
Great Train Robbery (1963)
In 1963 thieves held up a mail train in Buckinghamshire, stealing £2.6 million.
Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins (1173)
On this day in 1173 construction of the (Leaning) Tower of Pisa began. It took two centuries to complete.
The UK's hottest day
On this day in 2003, the town of Brogdale in Kent reached 38.5°C, the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK. Talk to the children about the importance of protecting themselves from the sun on hot summer’s days.
More than 13,000 houses and 87 churches including St Paul’s Cathedral were destroyed in the fire which took place in London in 1666. It was finally put out on 6th September. Take a look at our Great Fire of London resources.