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If you like the eccentric, esoteric, and quirky, then some of the weblinks below may appeal. We like them HUGELY!

The Ephemera Society is one of our great favourites. You, like us, might find the article about the history of claocarum (Latin: ‘down the drains’) or better known as hard toilet paper, an absolute gem. Go to:

The Victorian Turkish Bath is the brainchild of Malcolm Shifrin, who has spent his retirement years unearthing the history and development of this once most ubiquitous of public facilities. Just take a peek inside his website and we don’t think you will be disappointed.

Want to know about the history of all types of biscuits? It seems a little far-fetched doesn’t it? Quite the contrary. For, this website is both informative and light-hearted. Click on the link for ‘Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down’ and ’nuff said!

If you know of a weblink that would be a wonderful addition to our favourites please let us know. If we like it too, we will post it here, and credit you for telling us.

The Ephemera Society:

The Victorian Turkish Bath:

Jarndyce Books. The Nineteenth Century Booksellers:

The Handlebar Club:

Baden-Powell. Chief Scout of the World:

Clipperdown Books. Books for the specialist: Pre-1939 Mountaineering, Angling, Vintage Detective, Victorian Boys Books:

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down:

Petrol Maps. Mapping the history of Oil Company road maps in Europe:

Jewish Heritage UK:

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi Clio – I like the site.

    The URL for “Petrol Maps. Mapping the history of Oil Company road maps in Europe” has now changed to (so if you could update the link, I’d appreciate it).


    December 31, 2014
    • Hello Ian. I am glad that you like the site. I used to have your link on another of my sites and thought it would be rather good to have it on this one too. And thank you for sending the updated link. I will make the change asap. Keep up the good and very interesting work. Susan.

      January 3, 2015

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