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

Dinning Room

Used for Judge's Dinners, Militia Dinners and other official functions. Dining rooms such as this were intended to convey masculine grandeur and were often red. Lit only by beeswax candles, since gas and oil lamps were believed to taint food. Huge portraits of Radnorshire dignitaries look down on you as you explore the multitude of glasses and silverware it took to present even a simple meal in such a grand house.

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    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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