What wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day. Continue reading
Mangle boards were originally used for ironing clothing, before being discarded for the flat iron. Continue reading
My Mum has superbly accepted my challenge to remember her life and how very different it is for modern day housewifes. My parents married in 1950, and their first home was a little thatched cottage – a tied home – with no electricity and an old Victorian range. Here she gives an insight to how the laundry was done. Continue reading
Ruth Goodman, from the Victorian Farm series, explains why good old fresh air is best for drying laundry.