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Button hooks. Victorians did not have zips and elastic to keep their clothes on like we do. Most bits of clothing - even their shoes - had buttons and it could take a long time to get dressed. These little hooks were used to help people get the fiddly small buttons done up by pulling them through their holes.

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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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