Saturday, 11 December 2010

December 11th - grateful for ...

{ central heating }

Forms of central heating have been discovered that date back to the time of the Greeks - despite the Mediterranean climate - but it was the Romans who created the system which allowed properties and water to be heated, Mr Geoghegan claimed.

Later, in Victorian Britain, households experimented with different ways of heating the home but it was not until 1970 that gas fitter Martyn Jarvis claims he first saw central heating really taking off.

"There was a sense of excitement. It was like getting the first colour television - 'Ooooh, I've got central heating'," he explained.

(via here)


Lynne said...

What a lovely variety of posts for your grateful series.

marigold jam said...

You may remember my post about the winter of 1963 when we had no central heating!! Yes indeed let's be grateful for CH this cold weather.


jabblog said...

I'm always grateful for central heating - there was none when I was a child!

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Hello Yiota, at long last I am back blogging! Time has just flown recently.
Hope you have settled into your new home.
Lucy xxxxxxx

Jill said...

What a great thing to be thankful for. I hate being cold.
Jill x