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

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 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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