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

The right sort of bath

The tepid bath seems the best adapted to the purposes of cleanliness and healthy exercise. To delicate females and young children it is of primary importance; at any rate, frequent ablutions should be practised, and the skin rubbed dry. The feet should be bathed as often as once or twice a week. Thus is a luxury as well as a promoter of health.  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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