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Monday, 26 April 2010

Mosaic Monday: Washing Dirty Laundry In Public

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On Saturday, we had a rather unusual event taking place in town: Laundry Day, arranged by the Textile Museum, to show how this was done a hundred years or so ago.

On 10 March, I had a post here entitled Looking Forward, Looking Back. That included a photo of a mural painting in our Town Hall of how people used to do their washing in the river back in those days. The Town Hall was built in 1910 and celebrates its centenary this year.

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Yesterday’s post Going Back In Time also had some pictures of Saturday’s festivities, including the possibility to take a ride around the park on a horse-drawn wagon.

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Today, since I intend to partake as usual in Mosaic Monday at Mary’s Little Red House, I’m sticking to collages, and taking the opportunity to give you the “overall view”. But it was perfect photo weather and  I took nearly 100 shots, so I intend to get a few more blog posts out of them. I’ll be showing more detail another day.


Ginny said...

I love these nice, big collages, each one seems to have a sub-theme. The shots of the horse are great.

ADRIAN said...

The things folk get up to, a good record of an interesting day.

Ingmarie We said...

Väldigt fina och intressanta collage!

Sandra said...

I like looking back on the past, wonderful photos of how life WAS, I am NOT ready to give up my washer/dryer. they lived a hard life back then. of course they did not have as many clothes as we do now.

Bobbi said...

Wonderful and very interesting mosaics. I really enjoyed them! I hope that you have a lovely new week.

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I love these posts that relate to past history...(bad wording)....I guess all history is past!

It did look like a perfect day and I am looking forward to more pictures.


rae said...

Great photos. This looks like so much FUN!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a great community event. Very cool.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Vee said...

Ahhh, yes, the good old days! (It wasn't so long ago when public bathing at the local lake was perfectly acceptable in my corner of the globe.)Lovely big mosaic...very easy on the eyes and so interesting.

Michelle said...

I love your photos. Thank you for sharing with us. I feel as I have travelled to another place by visiting your website. Greetings from Vancouver Island. Michelle


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Over-the-Top Award from NPT @ The Nature..., 3 November 2009.
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'Blog of the Week' from Brett @ 365 to 42, 9 November 2009.

From Scriptor Senex @ Rambles From My Chair, 22 November 2009

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