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Yesterday's Children is a History resource for Key Stage 2. There are five mysteries for you to solve. They are set in the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, the Second World War and the present.

As you look for evidence, you'll learn all sorts of interesting facts about the lives of the children in the mysteries, especially in the home and at school. Experts will guide you through each mystery and they will share their knowledge of each era and give you information about the items you discover.

Solving the Mysteries


There are four locations to explore in each mystery. Click on the objects to hear what the expert or eye-witness has to say about them.

After exploring each location, you will have to choose a possible solution to the mystery and select one object to use as evidence. All the information you collect will be saved in your evidence kit. You can look at this information at any time and print it at the end of the mystery. After visiting the fourth location, you have to select your final solution to the mystery before the expert reveals all.

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The five mysteries are:


Castiau'r Castell (Scotland, 1856)
Small pieces of jewellery have mysteriously gone missing from the Murray family's home. Kate the housemaid is under suspicion. Is she the thief?

Dirgelwch y Mwg (The English Midlands, 1897)
It's Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Lizzie's special jubilee mug has gone missing. Where could it be?

Y Dychrynwr Adar (Bridgend, 1910)
Harry Williams has gone to live on a farm with his aunt and uncle. Some items have been stolen and Harry has gone missing. Where has he gone?

Bachgen y Blitz (Belfast, 1941)
Jim Moore and his dog Champion have gone missing on the morning after a heavy air raid. Can you discover what has happened to Jim and Champion?

Ffortiwn Murray (Liverpool, the present day)
Someone will inherit the Murray family's fortune. Help Billy to solve the mystery and to claim the reward for identifying the heir.

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