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Pewter inkwell. Remember that the Victorians did not have ball-point pens like we do. This inkwell has four holes around the top for resting your pens in. Image how messy it would be to write like this if you were not very well practiced. This inkwell comes from our Clerk's bedroom. He was the man who wrote everything down in the courtroom when people were on trial. Imagine how fast he would have to write to keep up with people talking!

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  • list arrowWould you wee in your dining room?

    Victorian gentlemen did! Some dining rooms (like ours) had a special cupboard to house a chamber pot so all the gentlemen could go for a wee without leaving the table (once the ladies had left the room, of course!).

     

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