About: The 1900 House - episode 2 - A Rude Awakening (uk people it's on channel4.com in link below)
It seems the psychiatrist seemed to have chosen this family more for drama and possibly PC Feminism than actual adaptability. Truly a good idea that was ruined by a lousy choice of the applicants.
If I had a penny for every pixel in this video I'd have 4p.
What year was this originally done on Channel 4 ?
Between the gas and coal.. I'd be really concerned about the ventilation.
The bath thing. If hot water isn't coming to you, bring hot water to it. To make a hot bath fill the tub with some water, then take a few pots of hot boiling water to it to make it warm by mixing it. Also, baths were once a week if you were lucky, and "washing off" soaping up with a wet cloth, then wiping soap off with a clean wet cloth was a thing. :0) Once the tub was full of warm water, each person took a quick bath, and the same water was used for the entire family. You didn't fill it over and over for each person. I know, yuck, but that's the way it was.
Why people do these kinds of shows and want to impose modern morals/ways of doing things drives me nuts.
I would not like living in 1900 England. But I would live in the US or Canada back in the day. I do know how to live off the land. Life in the city would be strange to me.
The girls in this family are awful.
LOL Joyce needs a snickers. Or some meat!
Why was the mom crying?
I hate those girls.
Did you know there are children (like me) who don’t know how to do MODERN rituals!?
There are boys like me, who will never have a family, not because we can’t shit in a pot, but because initiating relationships are entirely up to boys.
The thing is though - the wife would've had a lot of teaching as a child how to be a wife and mother so its not all strange when she has her own family and have to look up books on what to do. It would be the same if someone from 1900 was landed in 2018 and have to cope with the internet and computers and not having grown up with them.
Did the twins think dad was laying an extra egg at 28:33
Did they have mac and cheese back then? It would've been hilarious if the paddy wagon would've shown up when she went crazy and had the fit in the back yard. Obviously, Joyce didn't learn any history from reading or school. Women back then had a lot of hard work maintaining a house. They literally had a day long chore for each day of the week. Suck it up woman. It's only 3 months and then you can thank your lucky stars and return back to modern times.
I guess the point of this experiment is to gauge the family's reactions, but honestly, I think they should have picked people (yes, kids) who weren't such complainers. It's a privilege to have this adventure. Don't say you want to do it if you're not sure you want to do it.
I was born in 1937 well after this. They have many conviencies compared to where I lived growing up in a very small isolated communities in one of Britain’s colonies. My father was a teacher and we were posted there. I had less than they had. My mother washed clothes by hand and bleached whites by boiling them in a mild lye solution. She did not have a wringer washer. She wrung out the sheets and Blankets by hand. We had a wood stove for most of the time and my father had to either cut or buy wood for it. The kitchen iron stove provided heat and cooked some wonderful food. We slept in unseated bedrooms and father got up early to start the fire. There wS no running water. It had to be brought in pails from the well.you
were lucky if you had your own. With no indoor plumbing we had to improvise and were lucky people to have a chemical toilet and a chamber pot for each bedroom. All had to be emptied. Washing up and dressing was done in a cold bedroom at your own wash stand. Weekly bath was in the kitchen in a galvanized tub. We had a parlour but it was only used if company came. We all lived in the kitchen. I did my homework at the table by the light of an Aladdin lamp. What spare 5ime Mom had, she knitted sweaters and made clothes. It was quite an experience growing up. I was 10 years old before We had an electric lights. Progress after that came in giant leaps. I loved my childhood but thank my lucky stars that I was not my mother. Don’t underestimate what it was like living in those circumstances. You may think that the mother is a whining person but you haven’t lived there. It’s soul eating experience; day after day trying to do all there is to be done and go to bed knowing tomorrow you’re facing exactly the same thing or worse.Women died early or if they thought about it became very depressed. Not having enough time to think is the only thing that kept many woman going. Those that made it, like my grandmother were tough old birds and if the lived, lived for a long time. My grandmother 98 and my mother 99.
I wonder why they don't have a small ice box they were pretty standard back in the day. Of course finding somebody to sell them huge blocks of ice now would be close to Impossible.
Sorry, I have a silly question: why couldn't they just have heated water in the copper and hauled it upstairs to the bathroom in pitchers/buckets? Sure, it's a hassle/hard work, but I'd do it for a soak in a hot tub.
Joyce is also ridiculous. You said in your audition video you were willing to live historically. Then suck it up and let your family have meat. You don’t have to stop being a vegetarian yourself.
I hope she knows how much household economy was employed. Like the ashes they made in the fire, would be used again for soap making and for blackening the grill work. I think the “experiment runners” should have done some training of these folks in the weeks before hand. Teach them what to expect.