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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ice House - Stourhead House


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Before refrigeration the Victorians managed to keep food fresh and chilled nearly all through the year with these Ice Houses.

5 comments:

  1. This is really neat, and to think ice cream actually exsisted in the 17th century.

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  2. How cool! I can't believe they could keep the ice in there for 2 years. I'm so glad you took a picture of the sign so we could read about it. It must have been chilly inside!

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  3. Gosh I don't think I'd be comfortable nowadays eating ice-cream made from ice that was 2 years old - I have visions of all kinds of mold in there - but what a fantastic invention at the time. And to think it was still in use right up till 1934 - that is really remarkable.

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  4. That is facinating.... I'm with Lori the sign really gave a lot of interesting information.


    We do have it pretty easy don't we... Think I'll go get a glass of Ice Water....

    Love the bottom picture...really good.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving your kind comment.

    Lovely photos, wonderful hedgerows!

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