Episode 5 Snowdonia 1890


Episode 5

The final week for the Jones and Braddock families on their 1890 smallholding. As everyone prepares to return to their normal 21st-century lives, emotions are running high.


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In spring 2010, two families volunteered to go back in time.

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The Joneses from Denbigh, North Wales,

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and the Braddocks from Abergavenny, South Wales.

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Their destination, 19th century Snowdonia,

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and a unique way of life.

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Get them all together!

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It's getting a bit stressful now.

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If they come round asking for rent, we're finished.

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How do you move a cow?

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For one month they would face a battle for survival that combined both farm and quarry.

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I told you yesterday and you've done exactly the same! That's a penny now I've fined you.

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A Welsh way of life long since abandoned.

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You will learn the ways of temperance!

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I'm frightened to eat. In case we haven't got anything left.

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You give me respect, you get it back.

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It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.

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Coming up...

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It's payday at the quarry.

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Here's another one. It's basically useless, really.

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-We hid a few at the back.

-I think he's going to clock them.

-They'll come out of their wages.

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The landlord demands his rent.

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He's going to use his bully-boy tactics to fine us.

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-Muddy boots on the floor there, and on the bed.

-There is going to be hell to pay.

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And reality bites as the families say goodbye to 1890.

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-The best thing we've done.

-Yeah, apart from getting married and having kids.

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Your heart is so full here.

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There's nowhere like this on Earth.

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COCK CROWS

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Dawn in Snowdonia.

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The Jones and Braddock families are in their final days of smallholding life.

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Alisa has persuaded a reluctant Leah to use the family's tin bath.

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What do they always say? "Clean behind your ears."

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SHE CHUCKLES

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Like talons, aren't they?

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Long toenails.

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Nice having a bath after so long.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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Here's some more.

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-Do you feel like a princess?

-No.

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I feel like a little girl with water in a tin.

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ALISA CHUCKLES

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Tomorrow is payday in the quarry.

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Over at the Jones's David is determined to secure the best

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wage deal - know as "The Bargain" - for the men.

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Cake for the steward in the quarry.

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Cos he asked us to make some bara brith

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but we couldn't afford the ingredients for bara brith.

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So I've made him a Snowdonia steamed pudding

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but he's only having one of these in place of two bara brith.

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I hope this will swing the bargain for us. I think

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when he tastes this, it will definitely swing it.

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-Oh.

-Oh, wow, a letter.

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Erm, I think we should give it to Mummy.

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Catrin's sister has sent her a letter together with

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a photograph of her niece.

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HE SPEAKS IN WELSH

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SHE SPEAKS IN WELSH

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HE SPEAKS WELSH

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The isolation of smallholding life is taking its toll.

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THEY SPEAK IN WELSH

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Being in here has made me realise...

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..how important my family... and I'm missing them.

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Yeah...

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Oh, thank you, Jacs, thank you.

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Oh, dear me.

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My wife has been the most unbelievable, fantastic,

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brilliant person while we've been here.

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I know this all sounds a bit gushing and glowing but she has been.

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She's had her downs

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and she'll admit she struggled in the first three or four days.

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But, since then... God, she's been a revelation, you know.

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She's been getting up in the morning milking the cow,

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cooking, cleaning, and she's...

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really thought about the money stuff and making money,

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she's given it her all. I'm immensely proud of her

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cos I brought her here, it was my idea.

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Let's go round and count them.

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I could only count seven this morning. I thought one was hiding.

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Some of the family's lambs are just days old

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and haven't yet been marked with tar to deter foxes.

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There's four in this field. There's none behind the reeds is there?

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Catrin's concerned that one appears to be missing.

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Five, six, seven... Where's the eighth one?

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-One, two, three, four.

-Oh, there...

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Six, seven, eight, that's fine.

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SHEEP BLEAT

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It's a funny old life up here, it's from one extreme to the other.

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You know, there's different crises from one minute to the next.

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But finally we've... I'm glad now.

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I could only count seven lambs this morning

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but there definitely is eight here now.

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So there's more baking to be done.

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Neighbouring farmer Gareth Wyn Jones makes a timely visit to

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check on the families' livestock.

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-How are things?

-Yeah, not too bad.

-How many sheep left to lamb?

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Eh...how many sheep? There were five to go...

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-Are you sure it's five?

-Four! Ha!

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Are you sure it's four?

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-Yeah, six.

-Oh, wait, seven is lambing.

-Seven?

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We've got four, five... six...seven...

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No, we've got six, Gareth, definitely six.

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-Now, that sounds more like it.

-Yeah.

-That's definite.

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You have to remember how many... it's very important.

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-I know, exactly.

-You know the reason why.

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When it's the day of selling you'll have to know whose

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sheep are whose and whose lambs are whose.

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Isn't this your sheep? The one with a back strip on it?

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-Yeah...

-So you've got a set of twins.

-No, they're not twins.

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-So, you're saying they're not twins now?

-No, they're not.

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I'd say they're twins. She'd never let two suckle.

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So, you've got four now.

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-So you've got more lambs now...

-More, yeah.

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-..than when you came into the field.

-Yeah, sorry, we got it wrong.

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Catrin and Alisa are no expert shepherds.

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-OK.

-We got it totally wrong...

-Happy, ladies?

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-Yes.

-Know what you've got now?

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-Have we four each, is it?

-Eh?

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-No, you've got five, I've got four.

-No!

-We've just worked it out!

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Confused again.

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-You've got a set each, haven't you?

-Yeah.

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-And you've got one single.

-Uh-huh.

-And you've got two singles. OK.

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-We happy?

-Yeah.

-Mm-hm.

-Will I help you out again?

-Yes.

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Gosh, you're going to owe me a fortune.

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In the close-knit smallholding community a family's survival

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was often dependent on the kindness of neighbours.

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Billy! Oh, let me have a look at Billy!

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But they, in return, expected payment in kind.

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Gareth's got hold of my cockerel and I don't trust him.

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Hope he doesn't pull its neck.

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See all the meat there?

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That's gorgeous, the breast's tender.

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I can't give Billy away.

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Erm, it will break Leah's heart.

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That'd feed the whole family, that would.

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Especially a hungry family.

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CHICKENS CROW

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To save Leah's tears, David Jones selects an alternative candidate.

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-That's not bad at all.

-No, it's a fairly decent breast.

-Yeah.

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And Billy lives to see another day.

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# Rockabye chicken on a tree top

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# When the wind blows the cradle will drop. #

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It's the men's last working day at the quarry.

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Tomorrow, their slates will be counted and their pay calculated.

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Rather than lose out completely they've decided to

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put yesterday's confrontation with the steward behind them.

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So, I want these men working.

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Flat out now, you know...

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it's the last day, we want to see some quality slate

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and some work being done here today, OK?

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So, come on, then.

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David produces his cake to sweeten Mr Humphreys' mood.

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-Snowdon pudding.

-Snowdon pudding.

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-I haven't heard of that before.

-Wife made it.

-Nice, is it?

-Yes.

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What's the ingredients in this, then?

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-Caster sugar, treacle, raisins... very nice.

-Very nice.

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-So I thought...

-I'll take that later.

-OK.

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The men know they won't meet their production target of 3,000 slates.

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But have decided to make a concerted effort to produce

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as many as possible in the time remaining.

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It's Alisa and Catrin's last trip to the shop

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and there's no holding back.

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-Right, we've got mints.

-Uh-huh.

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And we've got liquorice and barley sugar here.

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-Can I have a quarter of the liquorice, please?

-Yes, you can.

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I'm just going to go really crazy today.

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Can I try the bara brith cos I've never tried it?

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-Could I have ten of the eating apples?

-Ten?

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-That'll be five shillings and fourpence ha'penny.

-Lovely.

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-Coffee, please, Mr Evans? That's the first thing on my list today.

-Yes.

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They're quite expensive... one and six a pound.

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-Just push the boat out.

-Yes.

-I'll have those.

-Treat yourself.

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-SHE CHUCKLES

-Thank you.

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-Do you want some cakes?

-Yes, five of those, please.

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-Do you want some bread?

-Yes, I do need quite a bit.

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I'll have the lot, please, Mr Evans, yes.

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-Up to 11 shillings, fourpence ha'penny.

-OK

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Right...

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-Your bill comes to £1 tenpence ha'penny, Mrs Braddock.

-That's lovely.

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-Lovely, thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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I'm going to need a wagon to get all this back.

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Just give me a grand total please, Mr Evans.

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-13 shillings and a ha'penny.

-12.

-13.

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-13...

-And the ha'penny.

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-I've got...

-You've got a penny there. OK.

-Lovely.

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-Yes.

-Nice to see you again.

-And you, Mrs Braddock.

-Yes, thank you.

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Good to see you, as well, next week.

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THEY SPEAK WELSH

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-We went wild...

-Very extravagant.

-..in the aisles today.

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And I've got my coffee so I'm happy.

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That's all I really wanted but I've got a lot more than that

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and I'm just wondering where I'm going to hide it all

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now before the kids see it and eat it all.

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You may sit down.

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The results of the school inspector's examination have

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been returned.

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Each and every one of us...

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has his role to play in this school.

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And I'm able to say that we've all been successful.

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However, there are some matters that need to be addressed.

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Pupil teacher Tommy is in trouble. He scored the lowest mark.

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But you know what's let you down, don't you, Tommy?

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Yes, Sir... The dictation.

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Yes, Sir. Yes, will you come here, please?

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-Yes, Sir.

-If you are taking your role seriously

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as a pupil teacher that is not the way to go ahead, is it, Tommy?

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No, Sir. No, it is not.

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As it would have been in 1890, Tommy's weekly pay

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is docked to reflect his poor performance.

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There is one shilling and elevenpence.

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Go and sit down.

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At the quarry, the men's last working day is drawing to a close.

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After a month's hard labour, they're glad to be leaving.

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To be honest, I'm really... I'm over the moon that it's coming to an end

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because it's definitely not the job for me.

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Quarry work is all repetitive, you're splitting, you're

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dressing, you're shovelling, you're splitting, you're dressing...

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I think that's what I found difficult,

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just getting to grips with the repetitiveness.

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It's quite a miserable place, really,

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cos you're working up here quite hard, the slate is wet and cold

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to do this every day, day in, day out, rain, shine, snow -

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they was hard, hard people.

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We're doing it for just under a month, they would have 25/30 years of this.

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And they must have been racked with rheumatism, arthritis...

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all kinds of diseases but still they had to get up in the morning

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and do the walk and they still would have had a laugh

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and a joke at lunchtime because that's what kept them going.

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Tomorrow is payday and they're keen to get an idea of how much

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they can expect to earn.

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-Which one today...?

-16...

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This one, yeah?

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-Right, total is 2,524.

-Oh, that's good.

-Brilliant.

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-Well done, boys.

-Superb.

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They are some 500 slates short of their target of 3,000.

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So they won't earn their hard-negotiated full pay

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of 34 shillings each.

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But they're not far off.

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-Well done, boys, good effort.

-Yeah.

-Pleased with that.

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Spirits boosted, the Jones and Braddock families decide

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to escape the confines of the smallholding

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and set off for the coast -

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just four miles away.

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A local poacher is taking them foraging for winkles.

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If you just come round I'll show you the difference

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between a periwinkle and the closest relative which you can't eat.

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The periwinkle is darker.

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You turn them over... It's more white on the one we can't eat.

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And if you look inside, the colour of the rainbow.

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On the winkle it's still black, with just a little bit of white

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so that's the one you're supposed to collect.

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In 1890, harvesting shellfish and seaweed was a common practice

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amongst the working-class community living close to the sea.

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-Mind the crabs.

-Ow!

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There's a lot of winkles here

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but they seem to be the ones you can't eat.

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That's quite a big winkle, isn't it?

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LAUGHTER

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Winkles would have been a welcome addition to the smallholders'

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limited diet.

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Bit of fun. It's not too cold.

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Don't think I'll get a full... er...tin, though.

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-How many have you got, Mamma?

-One.

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-We could have a winkle and ham buffet.

-Do winkles go with ham?

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They'd better had do, cos that's all we got.

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There's no way I'm going to be eating any of these. I do like...

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mussels and things like that.

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No, I don't like the look of them.

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A lot of people eat them with a glass of beer and they're very nice.

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Bit chewy, some people find them a bit chewy.

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But if you've got a good strong set of teeth they're fine.

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This low tide has brought slim pickings for the families

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so it's back to the smallholding for a winkle-free supper.

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Three weeks of restricted diet and a physically-demanding lifestyle

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has had a marked effect on David Jones.

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-You've got a six-pack now.

-I've just seen my son's stomach now

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and I don't know where it's gone but it's certainly gone somewhere.

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-Trousers are falling down.

-I don't want to see any more...

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Look! LAUGHTER

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There you go, like that!

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This is how Ben has his tea.

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There we go, Ben, do you think he looks as good as you?

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My arms are still skinny but that was out here, wasn't it?

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There's an advert - "Don't go to Weightwatchers...

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"Come here for three weeks and you too could lose..."

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Dad, you've lost your moobs as well.

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LAUGHTER

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Thank you(!)

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-All the kids are so complimentary, aren't they?

-They're honest.

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With their lives as smallholders rapidly

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drawing to a close, the Braddocks and the Joneses, including Grandma Heulwen,

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set aside their cares and step out for an evening's entertainment.

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Tonight, you are going to see, for your delectation and delight

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Professor Hertz' Travelling Pictoriam of Visual Delights.

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Right up here on the screen.

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A forerunner of moving pictures,

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magic lantern shows were all the rage in the early 1890s.

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You won't believe what you're going to see up on the screen.

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This is a French slide, this next one. I'll do this

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in French for you. Here we are - ha-ha-ha - it's called The Dentist,

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by the way.

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HE IMITATES A FRENCH LAUGH

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I bet that went down well during the French Revolution.

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Crossing the Crumlin Viaduct.

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HE IMITATES A STEAM ENGINE

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That goes backwards as well.

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So, keep your eye there on that screen.

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This little swan you see at the bottom - do you see that?

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Foraging for food. Look how slippery it is on the ice. Look at that.

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LAUGHTER

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Shows were aimed at the whole family

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and covered a huge range of topics - from temperance to travel,

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moral warnings and mechanical moving images.

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HE SNORES

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Ahhh!

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LAUGHTER

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The wonderful wrestling lion, he goes like this...

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Ahh...

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After the constant toil and isolation of smallholding life

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the evening is a welcome relief for the families.

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That's enough of that.

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LAUGHTER

0:20:410:20:42

It was just really amusing. I can't believe that they had...

0:20:420:20:46

you know, pictures like that and colourful pictures

0:20:460:20:49

so I just thought it was really clever.

0:20:490:20:52

I think it was actually better than...

0:20:520:20:54

..going to the cinema.

0:20:550:20:57

Yeah, it was very interesting, having not had any real entertainment for...

0:20:570:21:02

three weeks, something like that was quite nice.

0:21:020:21:04

Could you blow the candle out for me, please? One, two, three...

0:21:040:21:07

ALL BLOW

0:21:070:21:09

Thank you and good night!

0:21:090:21:11

It's the families' last full day of life in 1890.

0:21:230:21:26

And they're off to a slow start.

0:21:270:21:29

At the Braddocks', Alisa is struggling with the fire.

0:21:330:21:36

It's hard this morning. It's like the range is reluctant to let us light it.

0:21:440:21:49

A field away, their neighbours, the Joneses, are also finding it difficult to get going.

0:21:490:21:54

Wouldn't get going this morning. Typical!

0:21:560:22:01

But I'll miss starting the fire. Just turn the radiator on at home.

0:22:010:22:06

Peace is soon disturbed.

0:22:060:22:07

The families' sheep have escaped and are roaming the smallholding.

0:22:070:22:12

All the sheep are out.

0:22:130:22:15

So I don't know how that's happened.

0:22:160:22:20

The Joneses take on the task of rounding them up.

0:22:200:22:23

Just standing here to block them off,

0:22:270:22:29

and hopefully we'll get them to go around the side of the house.

0:22:290:22:32

We could do without this, really,

0:22:360:22:38

chasing sheep at this time of the morning.

0:22:380:22:40

We've got so many jobs to get on with.

0:22:400:22:43

LAUGHTER Get off!

0:22:430:22:44

The Braddocks are busy tidying their cottage,

0:22:440:22:47

ready for the final inspection later that afternoon...

0:22:470:22:50

..leaving the Joneses to tend to both families' animals.

0:22:530:22:56

David's going to try a plan to get them out of this field.

0:22:570:23:03

Rather than trying to herd them back in,

0:23:050:23:07

where they'll just go all over the place,

0:23:070:23:09

they'll roam where they want to.

0:23:090:23:10

You just put a bit of feed in the bucket and shake it, you've got them.

0:23:100:23:14

Got them in the palm of your hand, then.

0:23:140:23:15

Whilst the Joneses have embraced their role as smallholders,

0:23:150:23:20

the Braddocks aren't natural farmers.

0:23:200:23:22

I don't mind doing it. I've been doing it every single day,

0:23:250:23:28

so I'd rather be doing this than out in the cold, chasing the sheep.

0:23:280:23:31

That's the third time I've had to do that this morning.

0:23:400:23:42

Hi, everyone. THEY GREET HIM

0:23:470:23:49

It's 7:30, and the men are walking to the quarry for last time.

0:23:490:23:54

Today is payday.

0:23:570:23:59

What do you reckon we're going to get, today, boys?

0:24:010:24:04

As many as seven pounds would be... Minus fines.

0:24:040:24:07

Minus fines.

0:24:070:24:09

After four weeks and a steep learning curve,

0:24:090:24:12

the novice quarrymen are about to find out

0:24:120:24:15

if all their hard labour has been worth it.

0:24:150:24:17

THEY GREET HIM

0:24:180:24:21

Mr Humphreys the steward will count

0:24:210:24:23

how many good-quality slates the men have produced,

0:24:230:24:27

and calculate their pay.

0:24:270:24:28

-I don't want any arguments about the breakages, OK?

-No.

0:24:280:24:31

If I find them, they're coming out of this count, OK?

0:24:310:24:33

I'll be back in about 10, 15 minutes. OK?

0:24:330:24:36

It's a nerve-racking time for the men.

0:24:430:24:45

Already 500 slates short of their production target of 3,000,

0:24:450:24:50

any slates found to be damaged will be discarded

0:24:500:24:53

and further reduce their pay.

0:24:530:24:55

Just checking these now.

0:24:570:24:58

There is one there, look.

0:25:000:25:01

The corner's gone, so, you know,

0:25:030:25:04

they've basically just turned it upside down,

0:25:040:25:07

trying to conceal the damaged slate.

0:25:070:25:10

He's pulling a couple out. He's got a couple pulled to the one side.

0:25:130:25:16

-We hid a few at the back.

-I think he's going to clock them.

0:25:160:25:19

Here's another one here. You see, the top's gone off here,

0:25:190:25:22

so, you know, it's basically useless, really,

0:25:220:25:25

so they'll come out of their wages.

0:25:250:25:27

The steward's word is the final say,

0:25:280:25:30

no matter what you say or how many you say you got.

0:25:300:25:33

It's what he says, and if you've got a corrupt steward

0:25:330:25:36

or one that can't count, you've got a problem.

0:25:360:25:39

At the smallholding, the women are cleaning the cottages

0:25:490:25:52

in preparation for a final inspection by the landlord's agent.

0:25:520:25:57

If he judges that the homes aren't in good order,

0:25:570:25:59

in addition to demanding payment of the rent, he will then fine them.

0:25:590:26:04

They've got about 600 blankets now.

0:26:040:26:07

OK.

0:26:110:26:12

Because I'm the lady, I have to tidy up all upstairs,

0:26:130:26:16

and I have to take all the clothes out of the chest,

0:26:160:26:19

fold them up and then put them all back in.

0:26:190:26:22

It's a bit harder to clean than my floor at home.

0:26:260:26:29

I definitely will be glad to get my own bed back.

0:26:340:26:38

Duvets are so much easier!

0:26:380:26:40

At the quarry, the steward has finished his count.

0:26:430:26:46

There's breakages here.

0:26:500:26:52

There's 200 breakages there, lads, OK? Your count comes to 2,320.

0:26:530:26:57

OK? There's a lot of breakages,

0:26:590:27:01

there's a lot of damaged slates in there,

0:27:010:27:03

-so I'm afraid I've had to take them out, OK?

-Yeah.

0:27:030:27:06

So, that gives you a grand total of 5 pounds and 15 shillings.

0:27:060:27:10

So, I'm coming now to the bad bits here, OK?

0:27:100:27:14

Which is all the fines you've incurred, OK, over the month.

0:27:150:27:18

Which are horrendous, really, OK?

0:27:180:27:21

I have warned you about this, haven't I?

0:27:210:27:23

So I'm going to break these down for you, OK?

0:27:230:27:26

First day you were late, tuppence each.

0:27:260:27:30

Third day...

0:27:300:27:31

Halfpenny, Jamie.

0:27:330:27:34

Late. Fourth day...

0:27:340:27:36

Just as in 1890, an ongoing battle of wills has been raging

0:27:360:27:41

between the men and their steward.

0:27:410:27:43

Sixth day, Jamie and Ben.

0:27:430:27:46

Penny each, leaving the quarry without my permission.

0:27:460:27:49

Victorian quarrymen were headstrong and independent.

0:27:490:27:52

They liked to manage themselves and set their own rules.

0:27:520:27:56

Then Ben, again, lying down, tuppence.

0:27:560:27:59

The modern-day men's refusal to comply has cost them dear.

0:28:000:28:04

So that will give you a grand total of £5,

0:28:040:28:07

15 shillings and 7½ pence.

0:28:070:28:09

Very disappointed, lads, with all the fines you've had.

0:28:100:28:12

You've really got to buck up your ideas, lads, OK?

0:28:120:28:16

Here's all the money.

0:28:160:28:17

-There you are, you can share that out between you, lads.

-Thank you.

0:28:170:28:21

-Thank you, sir.

-OK?

0:28:210:28:22

The men have earned 16 shillings and sixpence each,

0:28:230:28:28

for nearly a month's work.

0:28:280:28:29

In 1890, a good slate splitter could produce

0:28:290:28:33

over 1,000 slates per day,

0:28:330:28:35

and even the most run-of-the-mill quarryman earned on average,

0:28:350:28:39

five pounds and eight shillings a month.

0:28:390:28:42

Comparing it, what they would have made in 1890,

0:28:420:28:44

it's not very good at all,

0:28:440:28:46

because to live off that for a month would have been hard work.

0:28:460:28:49

I think I do feel guilty about all the fines,

0:28:510:28:53

because, you know, at the time, it was quite funny,

0:28:530:28:56

but now it's been docked off our wages now, I think

0:28:560:28:59

I don't see it as a funny thing.

0:28:590:29:00

In total, the Braddocks will take home two pounds,

0:29:020:29:04

nine shillings and sixpence.

0:29:040:29:06

It's barely enough to cover their rent.

0:29:100:29:13

The Joneses have even less.

0:29:130:29:15

With money tight,

0:29:210:29:22

neither family can afford to be fined by the landlord's agent.

0:29:220:29:26

Everyone joins in with the cleaning.

0:29:280:29:30

Just trying to show a bit of a united front today, now,

0:29:340:29:37

all get stuck in, get it all done,

0:29:370:29:39

so it is nice and presentable for when the landlord's agent comes.

0:29:390:29:43

At the Joneses', Catrin consults her household manual for cleaning tips.

0:29:460:29:51

Go on, then. Give me the instructions.

0:29:510:29:53

"The kitchen should be scrubbed daily

0:29:530:29:55

"with a damp cloth or dry brush.

0:29:550:29:57

"Begin at the left-hand side of the door.

0:29:570:30:01

"Go quickly but methodically around the room."

0:30:010:30:04

Hang on. So you start from the left of the door

0:30:040:30:06

when you're standing this way,

0:30:060:30:07

or do you start from the left of the door

0:30:070:30:09

-when you're standing that way?

-It's the left-hand side.

0:30:090:30:12

It's your left, it's my right.

0:30:120:30:13

We'll just start. Does it really matter which way?

0:30:150:30:18

He might come in and say,

0:30:180:30:19

"You haven't started the left-hand side of the door."

0:30:190:30:22

"Do everything in its proper time."

0:30:220:30:24

I do a lot of cleaning at home. I have to. I'm forced into it.

0:30:270:30:32

It's a hard life.

0:30:320:30:34

"It is generally quite sufficient to scrub floors once a week."

0:30:340:30:37

It wouldn't have been a good thing for a man to be seen

0:30:400:30:43

to be cleaning up in 1890.

0:30:430:30:45

You can imagine the stick you'd get for brushing up.

0:30:450:30:49

You'd have been called all sorts.

0:30:490:30:51

-Where's your Dyson when you need one?

-I know.

0:30:550:30:57

Alisa's expecting the worst.

0:30:570:30:59

Even though we've tidied loads today,

0:30:590:31:02

we don't think it's going to make any difference to the landlord.

0:31:020:31:06

So I'll probably get upset and cry if he's not happy with my work.

0:31:060:31:12

Who knows? Who knows?

0:31:120:31:15

In 1890, a fine or the threat of eviction

0:31:150:31:18

was a very real possibility

0:31:180:31:20

if a tenant failed to maintain his smallholding.

0:31:200:31:24

If you don't keep the walls up to scratch,

0:31:240:31:26

they're going to have livestock all over the place,

0:31:260:31:28

they're going to have sheep halfway up the mountain,

0:31:280:31:30

they'll be chasing them round,

0:31:300:31:32

so they're going to have all kinds of problems.

0:31:320:31:35

Jamie Braddock is cynical.

0:31:350:31:37

Do you think he's going to fine us anyway, even if we're doing all this hard work?

0:31:380:31:41

Yeah, that's his job, isn't it?

0:31:410:31:43

-He's here to save the landowner money.

-Yeah.

0:31:430:31:45

-He's not here to do us any favours.

-He's just going to come along and say,

0:31:450:31:48

"Oh, there's a hole there, there's a gap there, that needs to be sorted."

0:31:480:31:52

He's just going to fine us, isn't he?

0:31:520:31:54

Outside in the fields, Tommy is making his own unique contribution.

0:31:590:32:03

900...

0:32:050:32:07

10,000.

0:32:070:32:08

I told him to go outside and count every single stone out there

0:32:080:32:13

to make sure, cos the landlord said there was 6,000 stones out there.

0:32:130:32:16

800... 900... 12,000.

0:32:160:32:20

We're just keeping him out the way for a few hours while we all clean.

0:32:200:32:25

My brother said there should be 6,000 in the walls,

0:32:250:32:28

but I've doubled that, so I don't know whether he meant our walls,

0:32:280:32:35

or their walls, or both together.

0:32:350:32:38

-Tom.

-Yeah?

-How many you on now?

0:32:380:32:40

-16,000.

-You've got it to 16,000 already? How did you do that?

0:32:400:32:45

I counted 100, and then I measured it, and then I'm going along.

0:32:450:32:50

All right, but what if...the stones are different sizes?

0:32:500:32:55

Good...thinking.

0:32:580:33:01

Right, hold on, I'll start again.

0:33:010:33:03

HE LAUGHS

0:33:050:33:06

It's actually one o'clock. Right, we've got an hour.

0:33:080:33:12

One last push now.

0:33:120:33:15

Catrin is determined that, when the landlord's agent comes to

0:33:150:33:18

inspect their house, the Joneses are going to pass muster.

0:33:180:33:21

Oh, do you know what?

0:33:220:33:23

Just looking here at our door -

0:33:230:33:26

that could do with a wipe down, couldn't it?

0:33:260:33:29

I think we deserve the recognition,

0:33:390:33:41

and if he's going to use his bully-boy tactics to fine us

0:33:410:33:46

when we've worked this hard, there's going to be hell to pay.

0:33:460:33:50

Catrin is one that, when somebody does her wrong,

0:33:500:33:53

you know about it, if you know what I mean.

0:33:530:33:56

Bring it on.

0:33:560:33:57

To keep him out from underfoot,

0:34:010:34:02

the Braddock boys have set Tommy another impossible task.

0:34:020:34:06

Jamie asked if you have a sky hook - I don't know what that is -

0:34:060:34:11

and a long weight.

0:34:110:34:13

Come in. Come in here.

0:34:130:34:16

-Right, Tommy, I think your brother's taking the mick out of you.

-Me?

0:34:160:34:22

-Yeah.

-Is he?

-Yes.

0:34:220:34:23

-Oh.

-There's no such thing as a sky hook or a long weight.

0:34:230:34:28

It's a type of thing that people, when they start new jobs

0:34:280:34:31

and they make fun of them,

0:34:310:34:33

they go and tell them to go and get something that's completely useless.

0:34:330:34:36

-I think they're winding you up.

-Who asked you to get that?

-Jamie.

0:34:360:34:39

There's a surprise. Jamie. I need you yo go back

0:34:390:34:42

because I think your brother needs teaching a lesson.

0:34:420:34:45

We'll put a bit of lard in here.

0:34:460:34:48

They didn't have any sky hooks or long weights,

0:34:480:34:51

but because we haven't seen him use any for three weeks,

0:34:510:34:55

we'll borrow Jamie a bit of elbow grease.

0:34:550:34:58

So, here's some for him. OK?

0:34:580:35:00

-Thank you.

-Bye, Tommy.

-Aw, bless him.

0:35:000:35:02

Mr Hardy, the landlord's agent, finally arrives.

0:35:070:35:11

The families are waiting.

0:35:130:35:15

-KNOCKS ON DOOR LEAH:

-Come in!

0:35:170:35:18

Hold on, Leah, I'll get it.

0:35:180:35:20

-Good afternoon. Come in.

-It's a rough day out there.

-It's not very good.

0:35:220:35:26

-Rough day. Sorry, it's not quite the red carpet.

-How are you?

0:35:260:35:29

Fine, thank you.

0:35:290:35:31

I've just come to get the rent

0:35:310:35:32

and to make an inspection of the property.

0:35:320:35:36

So... If we could do that first. Hello.

0:35:360:35:39

These need cleaning here, don't they?

0:35:490:35:51

We've just been baking toffee for the charity concert tonight.

0:35:510:35:56

-OK.

-We've only just finished.

0:35:560:35:57

I'll look at the bedrooms here.

0:35:580:36:00

-Jim, get up.

-Boots on the floor there.

0:36:010:36:03

On the bed. Don't think they should be on the bed.

0:36:070:36:10

I'm not happy with the boots on the bed and that, and the floor,

0:36:100:36:14

so there will be a fine for that of two shillings,

0:36:140:36:19

which will be added to the rent,

0:36:190:36:21

which is two pounds, two shillings, and a penny.

0:36:210:36:24

Two pounds, two shillings and one pence.

0:36:240:36:27

And here's the extra two shillings for the fine.

0:36:270:36:29

-OK, thank you very much.

-Thank you.

-Goodbye, thank you.

0:36:290:36:33

-I say we kill him.

-Two shillings might go in his pocket.

0:36:370:36:40

-I failed.

-How did you fail?

0:36:400:36:42

-Cos you didn't wash the toffee bowl that you just made for charity?

-Failed to clean thoroughly.

0:36:420:36:47

-Yeah, they're just greedy.

-Landlords. Greedy landlords.

0:36:510:36:54

Greedy landlords.

0:36:540:36:56

Oh, Leah, how did it go in your house? The inspection?

0:36:560:37:01

-Um, we got fined.

-What?!

0:37:010:37:05

Uh, for Jamie having muddy boots in his bedroom

0:37:050:37:09

and for having a dirty dish.

0:37:090:37:11

One dirty dish and Jamie let you down again? Oh!

0:37:110:37:16

-Two shillings? Do they get evicted?

-No, no.

0:37:170:37:21

Oh, somebody's outside.

0:37:240:37:26

-Hello. I've come to get the quarterly rent.

-Oh, hello. Yes.

0:37:260:37:30

-And to make an inspection.

-Yes, certainly.

0:37:300:37:33

Come in.

0:37:350:37:36

-No cure for the damp?

-No, it's not got any better.

0:37:460:37:49

So, it's the matter of the rent,

0:37:490:37:51

which is two pounds, two shillings and a penny.

0:37:510:37:54

Two pound...

0:37:550:37:56

two shillings...

0:37:560:37:58

-..and a penny.

-Thank you. That's very good.

0:38:010:38:04

-Thank you very much. OK?

-Yes, thank you very much.

0:38:040:38:06

-Thank you. Bye.

-Good day to you.

-Bye.

0:38:060:38:10

Bye now. Thank you very much.

0:38:100:38:13

Oh, thank God for that.

0:38:130:38:15

That went very smoothly

0:38:150:38:17

and it was a very short and sweet visit after all that build up.

0:38:170:38:22

He even had a look at... Do you know what he did?

0:38:230:38:25

He lifted the mat up and had a look under the mat

0:38:250:38:28

in case we'd brushed anything under the mat.

0:38:280:38:30

BELL RINGS

0:38:390:38:41

Today is prize-giving day at the school.

0:38:430:38:46

After a month of Victorian teaching, the children are about to discover

0:38:480:38:52

if they'd have made the grade in 1890.

0:38:520:38:54

You may sit down.

0:38:550:38:57

And may I welcome you all to the school on this,

0:38:590:39:04

what is our special day, our prize-giving day.

0:39:040:39:07

I shall begin with Ela.

0:39:080:39:10

Now, Ela, I'm glad to be giving you the certificate

0:39:120:39:16

for the best examination results.

0:39:160:39:19

-Thank you.

-Congratulations.

0:39:190:39:21

Jac, will you come forward, please?

0:39:240:39:27

It gives me great pleasure to give you this certificate

0:39:290:39:34

and this slate so that you can practise your penmanship, Jac.

0:39:340:39:38

But I am giving you the certificate for the most improved student.

0:39:380:39:45

Congratulations.

0:39:450:39:47

And so, you will agree, Jac, that if you put your mind to it,

0:39:490:39:53

you can achieve great things.

0:39:530:39:55

Now then, I move on to Tommy. Will you come forward, please?

0:39:550:40:01

It gives me great pleasure to give you this award

0:40:010:40:05

for the most well-mannered and best-behaved pupil in the class.

0:40:050:40:10

Thank you, Sir.

0:40:100:40:11

And can I thank you for your assistance as a pupil teacher

0:40:140:40:18

and hope you will do well in the future.

0:40:180:40:21

Thank you, Sir.

0:40:210:40:22

And finally, Leah, will you come forward, please?

0:40:240:40:27

I'm sure you are aware of the prize that you are receiving.

0:40:270:40:32

It is of course for the best penmanship.

0:40:320:40:36

Your handwriting is a beauty to behold

0:40:360:40:40

and I congratulate you on your work.

0:40:400:40:42

Thank you, Sir.

0:40:420:40:44

Class dismissed.

0:40:490:40:51

Well done, you.

0:40:550:40:57

I'm really proud of them both.

0:40:570:40:59

I think this one's going to be a little artist, aren't you?

0:40:590:41:02

-What was your exam results again?

-79.

0:41:020:41:05

-79. And what was yours, Jac?

-74.

0:41:050:41:09

74? That's good for you, Jac.

0:41:090:41:12

This is Jac turning over a new leaf, we hope, now,

0:41:140:41:17

and this will be a new start for him when he goes back to school.

0:41:170:41:21

Back at the smallholding, the families' thoughts turn to leaving.

0:41:280:41:32

The first week in here, I hated it.

0:41:330:41:35

Strangely enough now, as it's coming towards the end,

0:41:350:41:37

I'm beginning to enjoy it. It's been good. It's been...

0:41:370:41:40

There's been minor problems, minor fallouts, nothing major or great.

0:41:400:41:46

But another factor about being here

0:41:460:41:49

is that if you do have a small argument or disagreement,

0:41:490:41:54

you can't run away here.

0:41:540:41:56

It's so easy at home, where you've got big houses

0:41:560:41:58

and lots of rooms to sit.

0:41:580:42:00

Go and sit in the living room, stare at the TV,

0:42:000:42:02

not discuss anything, you don't discuss.

0:42:020:42:05

Here, you've got no TV, no outside influences, and you sit and you talk.

0:42:050:42:10

We've ironed out issues that have gone back years.

0:42:100:42:13

-We're going to go from here now completely sort of...

-Clean slate.

0:42:130:42:17

Clear slate, really. We go back now as a strong family.

0:42:170:42:20

Nobody's holding any grudges, any issues,

0:42:200:42:23

cos they've been ironed out here

0:42:230:42:24

because you're in such a close environment

0:42:240:42:26

that you've got to do it.

0:42:260:42:28

It's been a really incredible journey for me.

0:42:280:42:31

I've really enjoyed it and learnt a huge amount of new things.

0:42:310:42:38

Baking, cleaning, being a mum, being a proper mum.

0:42:380:42:42

Before we came here, Alisa didn't cook,

0:42:420:42:45

thought the kitchen was just somewhere

0:42:450:42:47

where you chilled your wine... She's really amazed me.

0:42:470:42:51

-I'm really proud of her.

-Me?

-Yeah, you have.

0:42:510:42:54

Everybody's had their ups and downs.

0:42:540:42:57

Alisa's just been like a rock to everybody.

0:42:570:42:59

-All the way through, she's been amazing.

-Aww!

0:42:590:43:02

-Thank you, babe.

-That's all right.

0:43:040:43:06

It's quite sad that we now have to think about leaving

0:43:150:43:19

and it's quite scary as well, really,

0:43:190:43:23

and I'm not too sure if I'm looking forward...

0:43:230:43:27

I'm sort of torn between both worlds.

0:43:270:43:32

-As it is at the minute, I'd be really sad to leave here.

-Yeah.

0:43:320:43:37

I'm looking forward to seeing family and friends,

0:43:370:43:40

cos I've obviously missed them,

0:43:400:43:42

but I'm going to really miss this place, though.

0:43:420:43:45

I'm really going to miss it as well.

0:43:450:43:48

I don't know which is my real home now

0:43:490:43:52

and which is my pretend home, I suppose.

0:43:520:43:56

It's been amazing, it's been...

0:43:560:43:59

I don't know.

0:43:590:44:01

-It's...

-It's been a real roller coaster, hasn't it?

-Yeah.

0:44:010:44:04

-Ups and everything...

-It really...

-All sorts,

0:44:040:44:07

mixed bag of emotions, and...

0:44:070:44:09

-Plays havoc with your emotions.

-Yeah.

-One minute you're elated,

0:44:090:44:12

one minute you're deflated. You don't...

0:44:120:44:14

One minute you're in tears,

0:44:140:44:15

one minute you're laughing your head off, yeah.

0:44:150:44:18

-It's...

-It's superb.

-It is.

0:44:180:44:21

I've said it before,

0:44:210:44:22

I must thank everyone for all their hard work in looking after us here.

0:44:220:44:26

-Yes, thank you very much.

-And getting us in here.

0:44:260:44:28

Um...thank you for making us work so hard,

0:44:280:44:31

but we have enjoyed it and we...

0:44:310:44:33

-And you have given us a really amazing experience.

-Yeah.

0:44:330:44:37

Unbelievable. An incredible experience.

0:44:370:44:40

It's the Braddocks and the Joneses final evening in 1890,

0:44:510:44:55

and they're all off to a concert.

0:44:550:44:57

I was just thinking, the reason why Jac is quite at home in 1890

0:45:230:45:28

is because he doesn't clean his teeth in 2010, either.

0:45:280:45:31

BRASS BAND PLAYS

0:45:370:45:39

The local community is holding a fundraiser

0:45:450:45:48

for the family of a smallholder killed in a quarrying accident.

0:45:480:45:51

In an age when there was no social security or government support,

0:45:570:46:01

the charity of the community

0:46:010:46:03

would have been the difference between survival and destitution.

0:46:030:46:07

APPLAUSE

0:46:230:46:24

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure

0:46:250:46:29

to see so many of you present here this evening.

0:46:290:46:33

And tonight I must ask you, in all Christian charity,

0:46:330:46:38

to reach deep into your pockets.

0:46:380:46:40

I know you may not have much to share,

0:46:400:46:44

but I want you to remember Mrs Roberts and her family tonight.

0:46:440:46:49

VIOLIN PLAYS

0:46:490:46:51

After a month of smallholding life,

0:47:020:47:04

the families are very much a part of the community.

0:47:040:47:07

Keen to contribute, the children have prepared a song.

0:47:070:47:11

# We like the chickens

0:47:110:47:14

# We like the sheep and lambs

0:47:140:47:16

# We like the fireside

0:47:160:47:19

# A doo-wop, a doo-wop a doo-wop, a doo-wop

0:47:190:47:24

# Cock-a-doodle-doo! #

0:47:240:47:28

APPLAUSE

0:47:280:47:29

We are people that future generations can look back on

0:47:310:47:35

and know that in the midst of affliction,

0:47:350:47:38

we knew how to support one another.

0:47:380:47:40

And the men, too, are not to be left out.

0:47:400:47:43

TO "Auld Lang Syne": # Good morning Mick and Bob our friends

0:47:430:47:46

# Good morning Mick and Bob

0:47:460:47:49

# It's our final day for quarrying

0:47:490:47:53

# Good morning Mick and Bob

0:47:530:47:57

# The target's set

0:47:570:47:59

# It will be met

0:47:590:48:00

# This is our quarry song. #

0:48:000:48:04

APPLAUSE

0:48:050:48:07

I ask Mr Morris to go around you all with a collection plate.

0:48:140:48:21

Thank you, Mr Morris.

0:48:210:48:23

BRASS BAND RESUMES

0:48:230:48:25

It was really good. The band were amazing.

0:48:390:48:42

You could almost feel the vibration up through the floor,

0:48:420:48:45

through your tummy. It was brilliant.

0:48:450:48:47

Brass bands played a central role in the quarrying communities

0:48:470:48:52

and for Heulwen, the entertainment has brought back memories

0:48:520:48:55

of the death of her father.

0:48:550:48:57

That song was played by this band by my father's grave.

0:48:570:49:02

This is Deiniolen Brass Band, isn't it?

0:49:020:49:05

It's poignant how little things like that bring back memories,

0:49:080:49:12

particularly for her, of what went before.

0:49:120:49:15

One of the things she suggested that we do

0:49:150:49:17

is put flowers on my grandfather's grave.

0:49:170:49:19

Just go up there on the way back -

0:49:190:49:21

and that would be a nice thing to do to round it off

0:49:210:49:23

and end the whole thing in a special way.

0:49:230:49:27

It's the families' last morning on their 1890s smallholding

0:49:420:49:47

and they've gathered at the Joneses' for a farewell breakfast.

0:49:470:49:50

This is the last supper.

0:49:530:49:55

What if the landlord's agent turned up now?

0:49:550:49:57

Can I just say, because it's our last day,

0:49:570:49:59

talking on behalf of all the Braddocks,

0:49:590:50:01

how much we're going to miss you?

0:50:010:50:03

-Oh, we'll miss you too.

-We're going to miss you loads.

-Yeah.

0:50:030:50:05

It's been unbelievable.

0:50:050:50:06

I don't know what I'm going to miss the most.

0:50:060:50:10

It's just being able to get up in the morning and not care what you're

0:50:100:50:12

looking like, and as you're leaving not have to take your phone...

0:50:120:50:15

-Yeah.

-..and your money and your wallet,

0:50:150:50:17

-and not worry about loads of stuff.

-That's true.

0:50:170:50:19

Hang on, Jamie, you said "get up in the morning"...

0:50:190:50:22

-I always...

-When you said "get up in the morning" - when did that happen?

0:50:220:50:26

Get up in the morning!

0:50:260:50:28

I'm really worried about you and your trousers, when we..

0:50:280:50:31

LAUGHTER

0:50:310:50:32

-This is the weight...

-It's the trend!

0:50:320:50:36

This is the weight-loss, even the belt won't stay on!

0:50:360:50:40

It's that bad I can't even find a belt that fits.

0:50:400:50:43

Is it on the last hole, as well, is it?

0:50:430:50:45

Yeah, look...

0:50:450:50:46

I really, really enjoyed that breakfast.

0:50:460:50:49

That was really nice.

0:50:490:50:51

With just hours left before they depart, it's time to say goodbye

0:50:530:50:57

to the animals they've tended for the last month.

0:50:570:51:00

All the chickens and that have sort of grown on me,

0:51:000:51:02

cos when you watch them

0:51:020:51:04

they have all got their little quirky personalities,

0:51:040:51:06

which you'd never think of a chicken.

0:51:060:51:09

And the pig - we've all fell in love with the pig.

0:51:090:51:11

We've had hours and hours of fun with the pig, chasing it round the field,

0:51:110:51:14

and it runs - it'll come in the house, as well.

0:51:140:51:16

It's just so tame, now, that pig, that it's just like a dog.

0:51:160:51:20

Are you going to miss Billy?

0:51:210:51:22

Yeah.

0:51:220:51:24

Yah!

0:51:240:51:25

LEAH GRUNTS

0:51:260:51:28

Aah!

0:51:280:51:29

As the families' experience draws to an end,

0:51:290:51:32

there's time to reflect on the life they've led for a month.

0:51:320:51:35

Getting along as a family

0:51:360:51:39

has been the most important of this whole experience.

0:51:390:51:43

I do feel now that I got to know my dad better and my stepmum,

0:51:430:51:48

the whole family a lot better, and I think that's another thing

0:51:480:51:52

that I can take away from this experience,

0:51:520:51:54

is just the value of family.

0:51:540:51:57

When you're living on top of each other,

0:51:570:51:59

you've got to sort out your problems, and we have done.

0:51:590:52:03

It feels like we've come in as individuals,

0:52:030:52:06

but going out sort of a family, really.

0:52:060:52:08

David has had the time of his life. I think he will be sad to leave.

0:52:130:52:18

It'll be quite emotional for him, so that makes it emotional for me.

0:52:180:52:24

But, erm, yes, I've learnt we can stick together,

0:52:240:52:29

we can pull through,

0:52:290:52:31

and when the going gets tough, the Joneses get going.

0:52:310:52:35

We've started to call this place home.

0:52:350:52:37

So, when you leave home, it's quite sad.

0:52:370:52:41

The closeness of everyone and everything.

0:52:410:52:46

There's nowhere like this on Earth.

0:52:460:52:51

Leah, can you kick your shoes off?

0:52:520:52:54

Oh, it's just really, really sad.

0:52:570:53:00

I think it's made me stronger as a mother.

0:53:000:53:03

It's taught me a lot of family values.

0:53:030:53:06

We just go on now, as a stronger family.

0:53:060:53:09

So, it's been wonderful.

0:53:090:53:13

I don't want to be too sad, I want to hold it together,

0:53:140:53:20

but we'll probably just let go at the end.

0:53:200:53:24

-Are you a bit sad now?

-Yeah, sad.

0:53:240:53:26

-It's... I don't know.

-I don't think it's quite...

0:53:260:53:29

-It's too nice a day to go now, isn't it?

-Yeah, it is.

0:53:290:53:32

It's so lovely outside that you want to stay for a bit longer.

0:53:320:53:36

-Mm.

-The kids, they're running around outside, pigs running around...

0:53:360:53:41

Yeah, it'll be funny not see all of this again.

0:53:410:53:43

Yeah, I think we worked well together, didn't we?

0:53:440:53:47

I'm amazed how well you've done.

0:53:470:53:49

Saying it in a nice way!

0:53:490:53:51

-Are you surprised?

-No, no, you've...

0:53:510:53:52

You know, you've held it all together.

0:53:520:53:55

Let's get the last thing in the case here, you lot.

0:53:550:53:57

Come on.

0:53:570:53:59

-Knitted scarf.

-Yes.

0:53:590:54:02

Home sweet home.

0:54:020:54:03

Yeah, it's going to be quite sad, cos everybody'll be going back

0:54:090:54:12

to their own lives, so it means that we won't be seeing Jordan...

0:54:120:54:17

..or Jamie, really, so...

0:54:190:54:21

Hmm. Yeah, it is just going to be so...

0:54:230:54:27

I don't think... Not "miserable" is going to be the word,

0:54:290:54:32

but your heart is so full here of families and...

0:54:320:54:39

there is a lot of love here.

0:54:390:54:44

When we go back, everybody will go their separate ways again,

0:54:440:54:48

which is quite sad, really.

0:54:480:54:50

The Jones family embarked on their 1890 adventure

0:54:530:54:56

to journey back to their quarrying past,

0:54:560:54:58

and engage with their roots.

0:54:580:55:00

I don't know where to start, basically.

0:55:000:55:03

I'm going to be absolutely knackered if I'm doing all this.

0:55:030:55:06

We do not speak Welsh in school.

0:55:060:55:11

That I have said so much - my father was killed in the quarry.

0:55:110:55:15

It is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.

0:55:150:55:19

At first overwhelmed by the harsh realities of their ancestors' lives,

0:55:190:55:24

with time, the family rallied and proved they were from sturdy stock.

0:55:240:55:30

Everybody has got to chip in. Everybody has got to do their bit.

0:55:300:55:34

Well done, Jac, that's the way!

0:55:340:55:37

Good night, everyone.

0:55:370:55:39

It's been up and down, back and forward,

0:55:390:55:42

all over the place sometimes,

0:55:420:55:44

but, erm...

0:55:440:55:46

-It's...

-It's been...

-Wild. Mad.

0:55:460:55:49

..the best thing we've done.

0:55:490:55:51

Apart from getting married and having kids. They were good.

0:55:510:55:55

All right, everybody, are we ready to go?

0:55:550:55:58

Oof!

0:55:580:56:00

Was there somebody else living in this house?

0:56:000:56:02

I think we've locked them in the chest!

0:56:020:56:04

Are you ready for the off? Yeah?

0:56:100:56:13

Four weeks ago, the Braddocks left the comforts

0:56:140:56:17

of their modern-day lives and journeyed back in time

0:56:170:56:21

in an attempt to live together as a family under one roof.

0:56:210:56:25

They were pretty unprepared for the hardships of smallholding life.

0:56:270:56:32

The stresses of the family is telling on everybody, I think.

0:56:330:56:37

-Respect. You lack it completely!

-Dad, I don't do that every day.

0:56:370:56:41

I do the food, the washing, they are just chucking clothes at me,

0:56:410:56:46

and I've got to help again with the animals in the night.

0:56:460:56:49

Where is that fair?

0:56:490:56:51

Alisa has turned out to be the pillar which, back home, she's not.

0:56:530:56:58

And despite family disputes, they've grown closer together.

0:56:580:57:03

-Bye. Bye!

-Bye!

0:57:050:57:08

Bye, house!

0:57:080:57:10

The Jones and Braddock families

0:57:210:57:24

close the door on their cottages for the last time.

0:57:240:57:28

As they leave the smallholding to return to their modern lives,

0:57:470:57:52

they take with them hard-won memories

0:57:520:57:55

of their time in Snowdonia 1890.

0:57:550:57:59

The final week for the Jones and Braddock families on their 1890 smallholding.

As everyone prepares to return to their normal 21st-century lives, emotions are running high. After a month of exposure to nothing but Victorian culture, a way of life is coming to an end.


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