The First Fridge

It was hard for the colonists to keep their food supplies fresh, even more so during the summer without the invention of a fridge or ice box.

This was where the Avon River came in handy for those living close by. Meat such as mutton placed in huge casks and then inserted into the cold river water and closed off by with a lid. This kept the meat at a cool temperature and kept it safe to eat for about a fortnight.

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