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Case Study: Historic Shopping

One of the major changes in day-to-day life in market towns has been the rise to pre-eminence of the supermarket at the expense of local stores and weekly markets.

Brayton Junior School spent a day comparing the economic and environmental difference between a modern day supermarket trip, and an old fashioned market visit done in 1969 costumes!

Comparisons were made on the cost of the goods, the amount of packaging, the provenance of the goods and how far people had walked. Pupils then discussed about the good and bad points of each kind of shopping shared their experiences, and so had been exposed to a taste of 1969 style living.