Glamorgan Archives: Shopping in the Past


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Learn about how the way we shop has changed over time. Explore the changing face of the local high street and Cardiff city centre, and discover more about the development of home delivery. Find out about food rationing during difficult times, and learn about the treats on offer at cafes in the past.

This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including photographs, trade directories, building plans, census returns and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Progression Step 3, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for Progression Step 4 and 5 learners.


Age: 8-16 / Progression Steps 3, 4 & 5

Humanities, Languages, Literacy and Communication


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides learning activities for your students.  It is one of a series of 6 resources from the Glamorgan archives.

Curriculum for Wales

Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3
Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3
Age: 11-14 / Progression Step 4
Age: 11-14 / Progression Step 4
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5

Download Learning Resource

Siopa_Gorffennol_Nodiadau_Athro.pdf (Opens in a new window) Shopping_Past_Teacher_Notes.pdf (Opens in a new window) Siopa_Gorffennol_Delweddau.pdf (Opens in a new window) Shopping_Past_Images.pdf (Opens in a new window)

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