Poor Mary, the hardworking maid, carried the water up the 41 steps from kitchen to bathroom in order to fill this tin bath. The hot water cans were discovered discarded in the coal cellar, whilst the walls are covered with heavily varnished ‘sanitary paper'.
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!).