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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.


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

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

    Lovely photos, wonderful hedgerows!


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