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.


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.


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


You could learn about the latest fashions.


Or how to read a gas meter.


Your maids could discover how to do the washing.


How splendid! There is even some information about railways.


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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