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

Victorian ladies' knickers had no middle

Once they got all those big dresses on, they couldn't reach their knickers to pull them down, so they could stand over a potty to wee with these on instead.

 

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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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