October's Down The Village
Tuesday 11 October 2016
At this month’s meeting of Going Down The Village our regulars reminisced about Health and Old Time Remedies. Do you remember taking cod liver oil or having your chest covered with Vick if you had a cold? Want to get rid of a boil, then heat the spout of a bottle and place it over the boil. As it cools the boil burst! Painful, but apparently effective. BUT DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!!
It was 5 shillings to see a doctor and many families paid into an insurance to cover the cost. So many home remedies were of importance because seeing a doctor was expensive for many families.
In November we will be looking at Open Places, Rivers and Waterways.