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  • Howard Brown
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    As a registered, resident,non practicing sexual healer and physician, lemme tell ya Nemo...they're still causing problems. I actually had to wait 30 seconds just now for Nina to come in with a fresh cup o' java for me. Thirty seconds !...Its getting to the point that I might have to stick more electric wires on her and zap her at a higher voltage with this nifty tazer I bought just in case on our honeymoon... . Enough is enough,man.

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    There's an early insight in my local paper to an upcoming TV series called "The Victorian Pharmacist"

    They will recreate old remedies and try them out on modern patients

    Filming is ongoing at Blist Hill Victorian town

    In the article it relates some of the remedies and their success or failure, together with the following amusing quote...

    There were of course, plenty of ailments in the Victorian era which were misdiagnosed or dashed off as something else

    One is so called "female hysteria", a once-common medical diagnosis which in 1859 affected a quarter of all women but which today is no longer recognised by modern authorities as a medical disorder

    According to some records, women considered to be suffering from it exhibited a wide array of symptoms including faintness, nervousness...loss of appetite for food or sex, and according to one particular source, "a tendency to cause trouble"

    It was thought to be partly caused by lack of sexual satisfaction...

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    To Nemo

    Thanks luv! I have it marked in my diary, on the calendar, and on the back of my hand amongst other places ;-)

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    I had my reservations about that bird UV - and I was with an old time poacher guy at the time - even he was unsure

    The conclusion was that it is a very scrawny pheasant with the tail removed

    In fact, I'm not sure if it appears in any of the pics, but a collection of pheasant tails and the like were in the hat maker's shop

    I used to collect fox and squirrel tails when I was a kid to sell to fisherman who used the tails to make various fishing flies - I got good prices for them

    I suspect the pheasant tails were similarly a valuable commodity in the city so you would probably never see a dead pheasant with the tail on

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    Oh, that looks like a place I want to visit. The old engines!

    But what is that weird looking animal on the right?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nemo188...n/photostream/

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    PPS Apologies for the useless camera work and the orientation hiccups...

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    Hi All

    Sorry I've been away for a short while


    heres a link to some photos of relevance
    Theres...
    Surgical instruments inside a doctor's house
    food prices
    Victorian dress
    Find Leather Apron!

    etc etc

    Worth a look

    There's a shell/ambulance thingy and some nice period vehicles...

    LVPstuff


    (PS Wuthering Heights is on Sunday 9pm Currebell)

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    I didn't make it yesterday so I'm going today -

    There's a blacksmiths convention on this weekend where you can see and buy artwork like errrrrr... Baphomets - aaaaaaaaaargh!!!

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    Hands-On History?

    Originally posted by Nemo View Post
    Try the games - You can dress a Victorian lady - I bet you don't get it right first time.
    I just had a flashback to Monty Python's
    'Twit Of The Year' Competition where a very flustered Twit is helplessly wrestling a mannequin & he can't manage to get its bra off...

    So did you guys do better or worse than the Twit?

    I'll have to try the game & see if I can do it; I'll report back.

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    Hi all

    I finally got around to visiting Blists Hill

    The good news is I got a family passport that lasts a year so I'm going again tomorrow - lol

    The kids loved the trip

    I thought I'd post a couple of pics

    The first is one I mentioned previously depicting a Victorian slaughterhouse when I visited last

    The exhibition has been toned down a bit since then

    The butchers shop is the bulding on the left of the pic and is on the high street which consists of a string of shops

    The building with the large wooden door to the right is the slaughterhouse

    The gates were open and a huge side of beef hung from hooks in the centre of the doorway

    The whole animal, horse, cow etc would be strung up in this way and gutted and butchered totally in public view of women and children alike (and SKs)

    The blood if not collected ran like a river down those cobbles you can see into the gutter/drain

    The second pic shows a couple of characters from the place

    I will post some on Flickr as there is a locksmiths for example with many types of spring locks -a fashionable clothes shop - a chemist etc etc all with authentic "props"

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    It's a good job I waited as the new attractions have only just opened this weekend at Blists Hill Victorian town and I was looking forward to the fish supper

    Here's the story from tonights paper

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    The man in the first photo isn't Jack the Ripper - he's a poor excuse for a copycat who has been reading too many stories - he's obviously attacking that woman in broad daylight

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    Originally posted by Stephen Thomas View Post
    I remember reading about a young lady whose dead body was found in a London street before the Clean Air Legislation. Her identity was unknown...
    ... Eva Sigh?

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  • Stephen Thomas
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    Never saw this thread before but as regards to smoke and smog, I remember reading about a young lady whose dead body was found in a London street before the Clean Air Legislation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Air_Act)


    Her identity was unknown but the coroner said that she could not have lived in London more than a few months because her lungs weren't black.

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  • Chris G.
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    Originally posted by Nemo View Post
    lol - told you

    I think it shows graphically that Victorian women were used to wearing multiple layers so the amount of clothes worn by the victims is not at all out of the ordinary
    Well I don't know about your statement. Yes, to some extent all Victorian women were multi-layered in terms of the clothing they wore (petticoat, camisole, girdle, etc, etc.) But, on the other hand, rich or fairly well-off women did not have to carry all of their worldly possessions round with them.

    Chris

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    lol - told you

    I think it shows graphically that Victorian women were used to wearing multiple layers so the amount of clothes worn by the victims is not at all out of the ordinary

    Apologies everyone - I haven't had time to get to Blists Hill yet - I was looking forward to the new fish & chip shop

    I'll get there soon as I'm sure you would be interested in photos of the interiors of shops and buildings

    I might try and talk the PC into shining his bullseye into a dark corner so I can test the illumination factor...

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