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Washday Blues, Charwomen And Washerwomen

13/02/2019 - 13/02/2019

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Opening Times

One-hour talk from 2 to 3 pm. Society of Genealogists Library and Archives are open from 10 am till 6 pm.

Admission

£8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

Category

Events

Disabled Access

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The first thing women on the Mayflower did when they disembarked in America was the washing! Laundress and charwoman were the survival employments for any impoverished widow. Join Adele Emm for a social history of mangles, possers, dollies, washboards and flat irons. Find out about the Soap Tax and soap making, soapwort, bleach and starch - before Sunlight soap, Proctor & Gamble soap and candles, and Reckitt’s blue bags. Adele takes us on a journey from the impoverished laundress, to the middle-class servant with her copper, to stately homes and large laundries, all the way to the arrival of washhouses after the 1844 Act. Monday’s will never be the same again.

Venue & Organiser Details

Society Of Genealogists' Library And Archives

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road

Islington

London

London

EC1M 7BA

United Kingdom


Society of Genealogists

020 7553 3290

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