LONDON-L ArchivesArchiver > LONDON > 2001-01 > 0979440910
Subject: Re: [Lon] RE Mangle
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 21:55:10 EST
Vera I agree with you.
Hunting down ones family maybe is the the prime topic however, slightly off
topic, occasional banter about Mangles etc and what we recall gives more
meaning and reality of how it was.
I have been watching the list about Mangle
As a child I used to turn the handle on the mangle with my sister While my
mum fed it into the large wooden rollers it would squeeze all the water out
when most of the water was out my sister being older than me would fold the
sheet with my mum and then it was then put back through the mangle .
My mother used to boil the water in a large brick stove in the kitchen it
had a fire underneath ,when the water was hot enough it was then transfered
to a tin tub and a posser and you had to poss the clothes untill clean .
sorry to go on but I thought someone might be interested doing family
history is not finding just names its the way they lived as well thats what I
think .I will proberly get a few complaints .
vera ( BORN IN YORKSHIRE )now in suffolk