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Whiteinch Steamie

Women doing their washing at the Whiteinch Wash-house, photographed by Alf Daniel in the 1950s.

There were forty-three washing stalls at the Whiteinch steamie. Each contained a sink, where women could do their washing by hand using wash boards they brought with them from home.

The photograph shows just how much steam was generated in the wash-houses, and explains the origins of the nickname "steamie". Some women used prams to carry their washing and there is one standing by the stall on the right.

Reference: 1040.87.142

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
laundries, laundry, prams, steamies, wash-houses, washing, washing-stalls, wheelbarrows, Whiteinch Baths and Wash-house, women



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