29 January 2009
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Q.If i asked a hackney carriage driver for sum hay and his reply is no, does the old victorian law still apply that u ride for free?
A.No. It is no longer law that a Hackney Carriage must carry a bale of hay/straw in its boot. The first hackney-carriages licenses date back to 1662.
Q.What wall tiles should i use for my kitchen if my kitchen doors are gloss white?
A.Carry on the theme and have utility looking white tiles. Go for long narrow ones, which were popular in Victorian kitchens. Very chic.
Q.Has it ever been illegal to teach welsh in schools
A.It has never been illegal to teach Welsh in schools but in the Victorian era it was strongly discouraged. Most schools carried out lessons in English.
Q.Why are the post boxes in windsor dark green rather than red?
A.Green post boxes in Windsor are Victorian. Postboxes dating from 1859 to 1874 were painted a bronze green colour. Red then became the standard colour.
Q.Wy is boxing day called boxing day
A.Boxing Day was established as a Victorian public holiday to commemorate the quelling of the Boxer Rebellion in China and that is the origin of its name.