|The Victorian Kitchen, Dalgarven Mill, Ayrshire|
The house where I was born had a Victorian kitchen; we had a black leaded grate similar to this and we still have a mixing bowl like the one on the table. However the floor was made of stone slabs which didn't exactly generate a warm feeling.
My second kitchen is located in Lincolnshire where I went to school.
|Replica of a Victorian Kitchen at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln 2011|
We had a chair just like that but our tin bath was kept and used in an outhouse with a coal-fired copper to heat the water. We didn't have the luxury of a water pumped into the kitchen like in this replica.. Our stone flag floors were soften by rugs like the one shown here made by pegging scraps of cloth to canvas sacking,
These two pictures brought memories back to me as did the video below. It runs for 30 minutes but I've hope you have the time to view it as the old pictures it contains are worth looking at. When you've watched it perhaps those of you who think 'those were the days' will have changed your minds.
This is the first of a series of videos about Victoria Kitchens of You tube)
For more kitchen utensils don't forget to check Sepia Saturday 125
- The Victorian Kitchen, Dalgarven Mill, 2008; author Rosser1958 - Roger Griffith
- Replica of a Victorian Kitchen, Museum of Lincolnshire Life 2011; author Green Lane; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 unported, 2.5. 2.0 and 1.0 Generic licenses.