Charles Wade didn’t live in Snowshill Manor. He lived in the little cottage next door. He bought the manor just as somewhere to keep his collection of 20,000+ pieces of stuff (suits of armour, weaving looms, bicycles). He lit the manor by candlelight and it was his aim to create a dramatic and mysterious atmosphere. He would use the house to entertain and show his collection to his friends. He had a dressing up room.