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

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Explore the fascinating equipment that made up a Victorian kitchen - find the lark spit, sugar nippers, spice tin, marmalade cutter and other culinary treasures. The water pump is connected to a well beneath the floor and originally also pumped the water to the judge's water-closet. The adjoining pantry is painted blue to keep the flies away and you can see a fine wooden refrigerator.

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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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