Washing Day - The Old Fashioned Washing Machine

"Mam would be up at the crack of dawn, summer or winter, and into the wash-house to prepare for washing day. The copper boiler would be filled by bucket from the outside tap - if it wasn't frozen - and the fire would be lit under the boiler. The clothes would be boiled, scrubbed, possed with the poss-stick, rinsed, the water squeezed from them between the wooden rollers of the mangle, and then pegged to the clothes line in the back lane." - Bob Olley

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