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Looking for historic laundries by cqualmann
July 16, 2009, 9:26 pm
Filed under: Historic Launderettes and Laundrys | Tags: , ,

Emily and I go for a walk around Brick Lane looking for the sites of laundries listed in the 1899 Post Office London Directory and the 1911 Kelly’s directory, there’s not a trace but we find some of the addresses:

43 Brick Lane – 1899 Hermann Auerbach, Laundry

by 1911 it’s still a Laundry but now owned by William Wells. It’s a gift shop now.

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86 brick Lane is listed Benjamin Schewzik, Vapour Baths, in the 1911 directory – now it’s a gap in the street fronting buildings on Brick Lane, and a supermarket.

VapourBaths86Bricklane

50 Hanbury Street is listed as Isaac Peskin, Laundry (1911), today it’s a wedding shop. Isaac Peskin is also listed as owning laundries at 24 Chicksand Street and 193 Brick Lane.

IsaacPeskin50HanburySt

127 Hanbury Street (now a gap) is listed as a Laundry owned by Albert Smith, also proprietor of Laundries at 18 Mansell Street, 88 Old Bethnal Green Road, 100 Columbia Road, 37 Shepherd Street and 13 new Goulston Street.

AlbertSmith127HanburySt

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