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Unravelling the history of the toilet roll

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Unravelling the history of the toilet roll

It’s something that, until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all took for granted. So, why not take a few minutes to join us, as we unravel the fascinating history o...

1 month ago

7 mins read

The history of showers

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The history of showers

The shower is where we do some of our deepest thinking—but do you ever spare a thought for the shower itself? Discover the history of showers from the earliest inventions...

9 months ago

9 mins read

Running through time: A history of taps

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Running through time: A history of taps

The humble tap has stood the test of time; over 2,000 years, in fact! Find out all you need to know about the history of taps.

9 months ago

9 mins read

Immerse yourself in the history of baths

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Immerse yourself in the history of baths

Lie back, relax and discover the history of baths, from the earliest civilisations to the present day.

9 months ago

9 mins read

Spreading warmth around the world: The history of the radiator

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Spreading warmth around the world: The history of the radiator

We take a look at the history of the radiator, from primitive methods to modern technology.

1 year ago

10 mins read

What’s the connection between St Swithin’s Day and showers?

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What’s the connection between St Swithin’s Day and showers?

According to ancient folklore, if it rains on St Swithin’s Day, we’ll have showers for the next 40 days. But is there actually any truth in this? We find out…

1 year ago

3 mins read

A brief history of the toilet

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A brief history of the toilet

These days, it's all too easy to take our toilets for granted. To fully appreciate how amazing this invention is and how it has changed our lives, we take a brief look at t...

2 years ago

11 mins read

The history of Hull infographic

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The history of Hull infographic

VictoriaPlum.com is a proud Hull business, so as you can imagine, we’re absolutely thrilled when our city was named UK City of Culture 2017. Find out more about our city...

4 years ago

1 mins read

Why do we say “Going to the loo”?

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Why do we say “Going to the loo”?

In America they refer to the toilet as the bathroom. To actually use the word toilet is considered slightly bad form. That begs the question, however, where did the word l...

4 years ago

2 mins read

A brief history of bathrooms - From the tin bath to indoor loos

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A brief history of bathrooms - From the tin bath to indoor loos

We take a brief trip through time to look at the history of the bathroom, from the Victorian era to the modern day.

4 years ago

2 mins read

The history of the toilet infographic

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The history of the toilet infographic

The toilet. Virtually everyone in the UK has at least one, and sometimes two, in their home. However, many of us simply don’t realise what an incredible invention the toi...

4 years ago

1 mins read

In from the cold: the rise of indoor toilets

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In from the cold: the rise of indoor toilets

It’s all too easy to take our comfortable, indoor toilets for granted. Especially when, not too long ago, toilets were more likely to be found outdoors. We take a nostalg...

4 years ago

3 mins read

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