Category Archives: Subj_Ice and Ice Wells

Tarn, Court Road, Eltham

Above: The rounded top of the ice well. The ice well was built between 1750 and 1760 within the grounds of Eltham Lodge which is now used as the Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Eltham Lodge was the property of the … Continue reading

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Ice and Ice Wells (Background Page)

Above: Ice being conveyed in winter by horse and cart from ponds near Hampstead. What did people do when they wanted to cool food down in the days before refrigerators? How did fishmongers and butchers keep their produce cool? Did … Continue reading

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Holland Park Ice House

Holland House was a large house set within an enormous estate on the north side of Kensington High Street. Sadly, the house was very badly damaged during the Second World War and only a small part of the original building … Continue reading

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