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

Servants Hall

Used as a common room by the servants, this dingy but cosy room is lit by open flame gaslights. Installed originally in 1860, the gas was only put into the ‘below stairs’ areas, to test its usefulness and safety on the servants! Homely delights such as a sock-making machine, magic lantern (Victorian slide projector) and knife cleaners can be discovered.

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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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