On this day in 1979 children from Stranmillis Primary School in Belfast stepped into the past with a visit to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum to discover how previous generations lived.

The 1979 series 'Breathing Space' features documentaries filmed at locations which, at that time, were considered remote and where there was time and space to breathe. The series is presented by Fergus O'Gorman, who was a scientific advisor for national parks.

The extract shown here is from episode four in the series where Fergus O'Gorman joins a group of Belfast school children on a field trip to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Other programmes in the series let viewers enjoy the experience of the great outdoors.

'Breathing Space' was originally broadcast in 1979. In 2007 the series underwent extensive restoration and re-mastering by the RTÉ Archives. It was re-edited by the Archive Production Unit and re-transmitted as part of the Archive Production Unit's 'Take Two' strand in summer 2007.

The extract shown here is from the re-mastered version. This episode was originally broadcast on 5 November, 1979.

The Ulster Folk Museum opened its doors to the public and in 1967 merged with the Belfast Transport Museum as the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Bread making at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Bread making at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum