An example of an earth closet circa 1906. The clearing hatch can be seen bottom right of the building. This is the back of the building (the front is currently inaccessible). This is a communal loo with 3 or 4 individual traps. This door is to a store room not part of the loo. Dont ask me what anyone would store next to the loo but there were several air bricks in the store so perhaps it was the clearing equipment.
This would have been used by the servants housed in the stables. It was not attached to the stable iteslf and ironically the stables had drains in the stalls leading to a cess pit. It seens as though the horses were better looked after than the staff in the olden days!
The hall which was built at the same time had flushing loos and its own sewage treatment plant.
Lovely detail Kenny as you say, everybody ended up better off that the servants, even the horses.
Please be invited to add this to the crapper tag. You would be honored member.
I like the advice of Jethro, Kenny, so I've added my Nicest Gents loo to the crapper collection. It's my sister at the back as showing it to me. I had the bartender's permission :D
I don't want to be like my wife and put a damper on things, but Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. Now whether this is a flush toilet or not, I think Crapper has got more credit than he deserves.
But then Crapper was born in Thorne, Yorkshire, in 1836; so I had better stay with the name.
All the best Pedro
OOO conflict and debate, I love it.If you GOOGLE IT several names are given so I am no further forward.
Typically Jethro is at the root of it all!!!
But it might be that Hoover didn't invent the vacuum cleaner but it don't stop us calling it a Hoover does it?
Have a great weekend - Jethro
You are showing your age Jethro nowadays its called a Dyson!
Now you really got me confused. Travelling around I have heard many people refer to doing the “hovering”, but me mom always called it “vacking”
Looking at Google I can’t find any reference to “Vacking”.
I suppose it is coming from Brummagem, as you know me mum used to say…
“Don’t mend it in the kitchen, fix it in the gardingg!”
All the best Peter
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Photo taken in Crathorne, North Yorkshire, UK
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