Washing and Drying
brings back lots of memories of the days my mother would take her washing
in a large black bag and head off for the wash house with the children
As you went into the
building you paid your money and proceeded to put your washing into big
machines on the right- hand-side of the building.
There were no spin dryers
in these days. The washing was dried by hanging it on large horse
pulleys, I think they were called, which had hot air blown through them
When your washing was dry, you pulled out the horse and removed the
Beside the Wash House
Beside the wash house, was
a small swings park where we played while the washing was being done.
On the other side of the
building, if I can remember correctly, was a church which I attended many
times. It may have been Salvation Army. It was always a very happy,
easy going service which attracted a lot of people.
The Lamp Post
I was also interested to
see the lamp post with the gas lamp which would have been lit each evening
by a gentleman with a long pole who used to do the rounds when it got
Dave Elgin, Dundee, Tayside, Scotland:
January 6, 2009