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21 June 2005 @ 09:02 am
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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

In the late 1800s when proper English women went for a dip in the ocean, they first climbed into elaborate bathing chambers, where they could change their clothes in seclusion. The chambers were then rolled across the sand and into the water. The women descended a ramp into the ocean, still encased in the chamber. Women attendants, called "dippers," were hired to shoo off any men who tried to peek.
 
 
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paperpath: Boobies!paperpath on June 21st, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Stuff someone into a change-room box and then wheel them down into the ocean?
I wonder if the Brits discontinued this pratice when they noticed that they were 'accidentally' drowning an alarming amount of Mother-in-laws.
;-)
Michael: Rorschachservermonkey on June 21st, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
Glub. . .blub. . blub. . .it'd be like survival of the fittest.
mineral777 on June 22nd, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
I picture a pot-a-potty rolling down a hill for some reason. Or some kid roling this contraption along the beach with mom inside screaming let me out!
Michaelservermonkey on June 22nd, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
That would be something. I'm sure many English teens were tempted back in the day.
mineral777 on June 22nd, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
If I was a young english lad. I know I would be.