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“Look Out Ethel, Clumsy’s Here Again!”

Date: Assumed 1978

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Look Out Ethel Clumsys Here Again - George Mainwaring – Rochdale Artist

George's Notes

In many parts of our towns, where back-to-back dwellings were the order and large families predominant, it must have been a sheer hardship for women to do the family washing. No launderettes then, just tubbing, rubbing and dolly-pegging and then competition for a space to hang the washing across the street. A keen lookout had to be maintained for the dustmen, coalmen, sanitary men and others who could be a threat to a washing line and many were the heated exchanges between drivers and housewives in times past.

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