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Well another snowy scene from the north. Whats this got to do with an ice house? Well when we did not have refrigeration in England. We dug holes, made a cavity and a door put a roof on and covered it with an insulating layer of earth at Wimpole (some ice houses are different)Trees could be added to give a deep shade like Horese chestnut but that very source of shade would ultimately destroy the ice house because of the roots. Ice would be collected in the winter from frozen water bodies and stored in the ice house for use later on when it got hotter. Thank god for fridges.

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Additional Photos by Simon Damant (sadeik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 181 N: 673] (3282)
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