Category Victorian household

The trials of a Chimney Sweep

I don’t know about you but there are times that I feel quite proud of being a hoarder. Well, perhaps not ‘proud’, more often it’s ‘relief’ when I find something that I have hoarded in days gone by that now becomes useful. My ‘Boss Lady’ does not agree with this concept but puts up with […]

Beatrice Potter visits Joseph Chamberlain, family and a visitor

Have you ever thought what a grand Victorian home would look like?  Well – at the other end of this piece you’ll have an interesting description – but don’t jump to the end just yet. The next 500 or so words paint the background. Back in 2001 I completed an ‘Open University Diploma in Modern […]