In the first room of the Blacksmith museum there are a few stories about elopements and a few wedding dresses. Also, there are letters from couples who wanted to elope and singles who were trying to meet their soul-mate with the aid of the anvil priest.
There was a bedroom in the blacksmith. Sometimes, if the couple eloping to Gretna didn’t have enough time to get married before the parents arrival, they were instructed to slip into bed, so the parents would think they are too late.
The Barouche, a carriage perfect for sunny days in the park during the Season (the spring months when the upper classes where in London for balls, theater, opera and the Parliament). The two-seater carriage was also known as Victoria, as Queen Victoria was keen on this type of carriages.
A side-saddle, common in the 17th-18th century, but almost forgotten now. Luckily there are still women who are horseback riding using this type of saddle. HM Queen Elisabeth II was using a side saddle when she was younger at ceremonies.