Search

Skip Navigation|

WASHING

washing equipment, Llanon

Water normally had to be fetched from streams, rivers, lakes, springs or wells in containers small enough to carry so it was used sparingly. Much washing was done in cold water until large water boilers became available. Water could be heated over the fire in a kettle or fountain.

Many late 18th and early 19th century pictures of Wales show women with pitchers of water on their heads.

domestic display

Tibbott, S.M., (1981), Laundering in the Welsh Home, Folk Life, xix, 36-57

WASHING CLOTHES

WASHING BAT

WASHING DOLLY 1

WASHING TUB

WASHING MACHINE

SOAP

IRONING

HOME WORK