For 90 years there were washhouses in Edinburgh, and for nearly 80 of those years the washhouses were a public service. Despite a mass campaign, the last one closed in 1982.

The modern equivalent would be the launderette but even those can be difficult to find these days in my part of the world. I discovered this fascinating piece of Scottish history in ‘The People’s Story’ museum on Canongate in Edinburgh. I thought it rather appropriate to share these today, after all Mondays were once wash-day!

PS Two squares kinda counter the rectangle!

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  1. This is a fabulous square! The words used from different parts of the world may be different, but the definition behind them is the same. Blether….I got a kick out of that. I thought of all the gossiping hens around my grandmother every Sunday after church. LOL! πŸ™‚

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      1. hee hee – we have just been watching a wonderful programme on Glasgow Central. Understood nearly everything, but there were a couple of times when I was glad the subtitles were on. Us Southerners are hopeless aren’t we!!

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