Bye bye, Brides

Bashful brides or canny cohabitors? Probably neither

Coal cellars

Once every household aspired to own one. Now they’re just ghosts beneath our feet.

Rag and bone men

They weren’t always men, but they did collect rags and bones. Yes, rags. Yes, bones. There was a use for everything, once. Perhaps we need to remember that.

The dolls’ hospital

Once upon a time, if your dolly was very poorly, you’d send her off to the dolls’ hospital. They could do more miracles than a human hospital: replace eyes, furnish missing limbs, and transplant whole sections of hair.