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Keeping your kettle clean

To prevent teakettles coating with lime - put the shell of an oyster in the teakettle and the lime will adhere to it, instead of coating the sides. 1852

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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  • list arrowWhat did Victoria do first

    after her coronation in 1837?  Have a parliamentary meeting?  Have tea with all the royal dignitaries?  No - she gave her dog, Dash, a bath.

     

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