Sunlight Year Book

If you are like me, any time you come across the words Sunlight Soap you’ll begin to hum or sing alternative words to a well-known Christmas Carol – While shepherds watched.

While shepherds washed their socks by night
All seated round the tub.
A bar of sunlight soap came down
And they began to scrub.

But never mind that. Let’s look at my Sunlight Year Book for 1898.

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Yes, it has suffered some damage. I wonder if somebody found it a handy place to put down a hot saucepan.

Inside you’ll find everything you might want to know. This includes a full list of all the members of parliament and all sorts of other things. I’ve picked on some of the line drawings to give a feel.

For those folks of 1898 keen on keeping cattle there was advice and numerous drawings of different breeds.

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Keeping on an agricultural theme you could discover what crops were grown in Britain.

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You could learn about the latest fashions.

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Or how to read a gas meter.

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Your maids could discover how to do the washing.

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How splendid! There is even some information about railways.

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Just for the record, regular trains from Newport to Paddington take about 1 hour 57 minutes these days. That’s an average 0f 73.5 miles per hour. Kings Cross to Newark is more impressive at 1 hour and 13 minutes these days or about 98 MPH!

Now I think that book is lovely. I hope you do too.

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One Response to “Sunlight Year Book”

  1. Janet Says:

    Absolutely.

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