Spinning Stories

Spinning Stories Bibliography


Aaron, Cheryl A., Laundry, Printers Inc. Press, 1997

Ashpitel and Whichcord, Observations on baths and washhouses with an account of their history, John Weale, 1851

Baker, T.F.T. (Editor), Bethnal Green Economic History, in A History of the County of Middlesex Vol. 11, 1998

Daily Express Publications, The Home of Today, 1930

Davidson, C., A Woman’s work is never done: a history of housework in the British Isles 1650-1950, Chatto & Windus, 1982

Guilfoyle-Williams, J., The Wear and Care of Clothing, National Trade Press Ltd, 1945

Henney, E., Modern Home Laundry work, Dent 1965

Kaufman, J, Dirty Linen: Couples and their Laundry, Middlesex University Press, 1998

Kaye, A.M., A Student’s handbook of housewifery, 1940

Kynaston, D., Austerity Britain 1945-1951, Bloomsbury, 2007

LCC, The Housing Question in London 1855-1900, 1900

Malcolmson, P., English Launderesses: a social history 1850 – 1930, University of Illinois Press, 1986

Markus, T., Buildings and Power, Routledge, 1993

McCleary, G.F., Life in the Laundry, Fabian Society Tract no. 112, 1902

Ward, Lock and Co, The Housewife’s handbook, 1946

Weinreb and Hibbert, The London Encyclopedia, Macmillan, 1983

The Women’s Library, Dirty Linen (Exhibition Catalogue), 2002

Yelling, J.A., Slums and Slum Clearance in Victorian London, Routledge, 1986

From The Women’s Library museum and archive collection:

N.U.W.S.S General Election (1910) Campaign research materials for Bethnal Green South West and Bethnal Green North East, 2LSW/C/7/05 and 2LSW/C/7/04

Scrapbook of Mrs Spencer Graves, 1910s  10/05 Fonds

Papers of EDM (Ethel) Robson, 1911 7EDR/2

National Union of Women Workers archive, Posters for soldiers central laundry, 1915, 7/ASC/2/1/1/1 and 7/ASC/2/5/1


The National Association of the Launderette Industry, http://www.nali.co.uk

The Paul Trevor photographic archive, http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/collections/EEP.html


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I Googled “Modern Home Laundrywork”, a book my mother used for Domestic Science College in 1940, and found your blog. This book, reprinted in 1940 is now in my possession. Throughout her life my mother never took a short cut with laundry work and ironing. She taught me so well I could probably iron the prince of wales shirts! In fact I can’t bear the thought of ironing anything the wrong way round!

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