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

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The Clue? This is how the Victorians bought their sugar, in cones like these or blocks which were very hard, so sugar had to be cut off in small pieces when you needed some. To make sugar powdery, like today, you would then have to pound it hard.

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Strange But True

  • 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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