I don’t know if this is a story any of your already know, but just in case you don’t…

The term ‘daylight robbery’ originated many moons ago. Hundreds of years ago there was a tax put on houses depending on the size of the windows on the property and how many window the building had. So, to get round the tax, people made their windows much smaller, or got rid of some altogether, making the houses a lot darker inside, hence the term ‘daylight robbery’.

If you look at very old cottages one of their features are the small windows, probably because of the window tax.

Let’s hope that the new government doesn’t decide to re-introduce this sort of tax again!