How to research the past with Steve Slack. Watch more video
If you have ever wondered about the history of your local town, village or high street our resources will guide you through investigating the past. Once you've watched our video with writer and historian Steve Slack, use our downloadable guides to help you identify where you need to look and how you should record and interpret your research.
Print-out guide to accompany the video above. Hints and tips for embarking on your own historical research.
Download the full guide here. Includes useful hints and tips to help you explore the history of your high street.
Don't know where to start? This section tells you how to use libraries, archives, useful websites and more to find high street images and information.
Need some inspiration? These pages provide information and images on the six eras covered in the programme.
Why not add to our Turn Back Time Flickr group? These simple instructions show you how to create your own 'now and then' picture of your high street.
Download these frames and display your high street photos in style.
Colour in Eric and the grocer, design your own shop advert and have a go at the Turn Back Time wordsearch.
Everything you need to run a great quiz for groups - questions, answers and answer sheets. Use our tips to add in a local round about your own high street history.
Ideas for running sessions based on Turn Back Time, plus a detailed workshop plan to use with groups to create 'now and then' photographs to add to our Flickr group.
Great fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and kids to get you started with the history of the high street.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the files above. Find out how to download Adobe here.
Find activities and curriculum links for KS2 on Primary History.
Join 10-year-old Eric as he is evacuated to the country during WWII. Watch the animation
Eric and Mona go to the Victorian workhouse. Watch the animation