Compare what ‘Washday’ would have been like before the invention of automatic washing machines. Includes, laundry basket, laundry tongs, washboard, scrubbing brush and wooden pegs.
035-VLAUND 2 Washboard
Corrugated washboard to scrub away the results of a hard days toil. The clothes are rubbed up and down the board to loosen the grime. 31 x 58cm.
035-V-BOARD £ 40 .95
3 Apron & Mop Cap Calico apron to protect clothes from the chores of the day. An indispensable element designed to fi t children aged between 7-11.
035-V-APRON £ 29 .45
4 Ursula Urchin Girl Costume Victorian urchin girl smock style dress with apron and mop cap. Machine washable at 40ºc on a delicate cycle.
5 Victorian Britain Whiteboard Active
Enter the world of the Victorians and explore everything from town life and transport to the Victorian classroom with this interactive resource. There are writing activities for every topic, to give children context for literacy work and a curriculum map and search engine to make links easily.
035-HI00161 £ 135 .95 £ 38 .95 7
6 Wooden Dolly Peg This 91cm-high dolly made of sycamore would be used to plunge and spin the grime out of clothes in a washtub. The design of the handle is uneven in length to allow spinning, an action washing machines replicate today.
035-V-DOLLY 7 Carpet Beater
A 75cm tool, ideal for role play as an energetic feature of many homes of the period.
035-V-BEAT 8 Laundry Tongs
A pair of wooden tongs, essential protection for mixing and pulling items of clothing from the boiling copper or boiler. 38cm long.