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Wooden butter pats and butter stamp. Victorian kitchen staff often made their own butter in a big wooden butter churn. These butter pats were used to shape the newly-made butter into a block and for fancy dinners, the stamp with the lovely swan picture could be used to press down onto the surface and make a picture.

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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