Museum Bedroom

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Not an oversized shoe – A bed slipper for nighttime use

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Every well dressed man used one of these in their shirt collar.

Known as the SARAH DAVIES ROOM

  • Sarah was the wife of Henry Davies, a shoe-maker whose shop and home was in Railway Tce opposite the Railway Station (still in the family as a holiday home, shop window has a display).  Sarah was a nurse and mid-wife.
  • The iron and brass bed is covered by a hand crochet bed-spread, no bathrooms, bathing was in the bedrooms, using the bowl and jug on the wash stand.  These were often very elaborate.
  • Commode in the corner, doubled as a chair, and a china bed-pan is by the wash stand.
  • Most of the dolls in the glass cabinet have been donated by local historian, Anthony Laube.
  • The Singer sewing machine is hand turned.