The British Museum housed a library in the famous domed Reading Room. This became part of the British Library in 1973, which has since moved to purpose-built premises at St Pancras in London, while the Reading Room has been restored to its former glory within the British Museum's Great Court.
A LNWR society was established in 1973.
Tents were at that time mostly bell tents and ridge tents, which were always a struggle to put up, with their heavy canvas and heavy wooden poles, dreadful in wet weather. Perhaps it is not surprising that camping as a recreational pursuit was only just starting to become acceptable at the time of Three Men in a Boat. A few years later, in 1901, the Association of Cycle Campers was founded in the UK with 13 members, which led to the organisation that is now known as The Camping and Caravanning Club. By 1906 there were several hundred members.
Tooth-powder for cleaning teeth with toothbrushes came into use in the 19th century and was made largely from crushed chalk or brick dust, though some tooth-powder contained harmful ingredients. Toothpaste began to replace tooth-powder from the time of the First World War, though tooth-powder is becoming more popular once again because it can be carried on to planes in hand luggage more easily.
Shilling shockers were novels that focused on crime and violence. They were particularly popular in this era of late Victorian England and originally cost one shilling. Penny dreadfuls were part works, printed on cheap paper, that cost one penny a time. This was pre-decimal money, when twelve pennies were equivalent to one shilling, and twenty shillings were equivalent to one pound sterling.
Some small portable stoves for cooking used methylated spirit as a fuel, which is denatured alcohol with added methanol. Quite often it is dyed mauve in colour.
Each year the Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford Forum in Dorset has an incredible display of steam-rollers and other steam-powered vehicles and machinery.