Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text


Laundry, St Barnabas Home
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There was a lot of washing to be done in the homes. Early types of machines to help with the work were used in some homes such as spinning machines to help dry the clothes. These were turned by hand.

Some homes, such as the Fareham Industrial Home in Hampshire, ran commercial laundries. They trained girls in the skills of working in these laundries so that they could earn a living after they left the home.


Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan of virtual children's homeYardCoal room (no information available)Play roomReceptionGo upstairs to first floorDining roomKitchenLaundry roomDrying room (no information available)

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