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Re: Beckfoot Plumbing

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Posted by Paul on February 17, 2021 at 07:10:50 user Paul_Crisp.

In Reply to: Re: Beckfoot Plumbing posted by Robert Hill on February 13, 2021 at 16:19:39:

Thank you. That seems fairly conclusive, although great aunts and other Victorians often had a penchant for oil lamps and candles and a fear of electricity - they thought it could flow like gas out of the wall sockets; one had to keep plugs in the sockets to prevent this. Even one brilliant but somewhat eccentric Cambridge academic whi died within the last decade believed this and kept his two pet cats in a room free of sockets in case they were 'gassed'.

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