Saturday, September 7, 2013

Victorian Time Capsule

This is so neat: they found a complete Victorian era kitchen hidden in the basement of this estate. Stove, pots, utensils etc, even a cookbook (I wonder if it was a copy of Mrs. Beaton's like the one described in Alison Maloney's book Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants).

According to the Daily Mail article linked, some of the finds include fire extinguishers, the bells for the servants (which are pictured in the article), and even a few things that have yet to be identified.

Definitely a neat find, and almost unbelievable. After all, how can you "lose" an entire room? I guess enough stuff got piled in front that the door was completely hidden and over the years, it got forgotten about.
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