LIFE SIZE STREET WITH VICTORIAN SHOPS

The General Store

Here’s a great shop! So much to see. He sells everything including candles, paraffin, cleaning materials, polish, hot water bottles, baccy, sweets, carpet beaters, pots and pans and even cider.

 

The bicycle was used for a home

delivery service, an idea that

supermarkets are rediscovering.

The Apothecary

In the window you will see three large

glass carboys. Such symbols were

commonly used to represent the trade

of individual shops because so few

people could actually read

the sign above

the door.

The Toy Shop

Toys in Victorian times were only available for

the rich children. Poor children would make

do with wooden toys made by their father

or perhaps a piece of rope or washing

line used as a skipping

rope.