Wattle and Daub Instructions


Back in 1666, houses were made out of wattle and daub which was an efficient material at the time but it had some major drawbacks.  This activity looks at this traditional method of plastering houses and how it contributed to the spread of the fire in 1666.

How To Use

Use this activity to teach the children, in an active and practical way, about the differences between building materials in 1666 compared to modern day. How did this contribute to the fire spreading in 1666? Would it have spread so quickly through modern London?

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