IT was a trip back to yesteryear for youngsters at Eastburn Junior and Infant School who were treated to a trek through history at Bradford Industrial Museum.

The Learning History Day at the museum in Moorside Road, Eccleshill, was a first for the Year 1 pupils who were shown how life was very different many years ago and how technology today has made a lot of household jobs so much easier.

Teacher Sarah Rook said: "The school chose Bradford Industrial Museum because we are developing an awareness of the past in history, particularly comparing transport and technology.

"The children really enjoyed soaking, starching, scrubbing and finally plunging clothes into a dolly tub before using a mangle, not a washing machine and dryer.

"They were also fascinated that so many people used to live in such a tiny room.

"We also looked at the cars, buses and model trams, in addition to comparing the different rooms with our own. No one could see a television or tablet."

The museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.

Visitors can also see Moorside House where the mill manager lived, or visit the mill workers' terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.