Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

To remove grease from books

Lay upon the spoon a little magnesium or powdered chalk, and under it the same; set on it a warm flat iron, and as soon as the grease is melted, it will be all absorbed, and leave the paper clean. 1852

 

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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  • list arrowThere's nothing like a nice private shower!

    Having a shower in Victorian times meant a line of maids passing water up a ladder to the final one who poured it over your head whilst you stood in your metal frame or tent contraption - you can see one at Erdigg, an historic house near Wrexham, North Wales.

     

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  • list arrowTomato catsup
    Take six pounds of tomatoes, and sprinkle with
  • list arrowCurried Beef
    Ingredients - A few slices of tolerably lean
  • list arrowCoffee
    To make Coffee, by a simple and good