Seasons For Sale

The Tollhouse Company

A musical journey through the year taking in the customs, traditions, pastimes and the way of life in old England.

In Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Old Johnson the pedlar sets up his stall on the village common, his wares reflecting the changing seasons.

Seasons for Sale was the second CD and Book package produced to allow follow up work by the schools we visited.

We were also fortunate in receiving a grant from The National Lottery to help with the production of this.

VIEW THE BOOK: Seasons For Sale (pdf)

The Tollhouse Company toured primary schools throughout the UK from 1990 until 2002. Conceived by Roy Griffiths (me), Barbara Griffiths and John Crowe the history based shows were designed to tie in with the national curriculum KS1 and KS2.
The shows were usually performed to the whole school. Every song was a chorus song to encourage joining in and volunteers were asked to come onto the stage area and assist with demonstrations at the same time. Each show was designed to last one hour.