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

Tin Bath

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'.

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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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