Marshmen

  • Subject Area: Art, Ecology, History, Literacy, Natural History, Working in the Broads
  • Suitable for levels: Early Years, KS1, KS2
  • Audience: Educators
The story of the Marshmen spans nearly three hundred years when the first windmills began to be built in the Broads. Of course, the marshman’s “job description” changed over time adjusting to changes in technology, agriculture and society. It’s a tale of hard work, inventions, wind, isolation, smuggling, guns, boats and rivers, all set in the beautiful Broads National Park. Activities include:
  • Write your own story: A Day in the Life of a Marshman
  • Marshmen Wanted
  • Create a Pinwheel “windmill”
  • Build a working windmill