Ice house

This is an ice house at St Colme House. It is on the north side of a small hill and so in the shade.  Filled with ice in the winter it would keep food chilled into the summer months and provide ice for the big house.

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How the other half lived – or maybe how the other 1% lived. Bear in mind a mile away men, women and children were hewing coal out of holes in the ground to allow people to afford this luxury.

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