Home Perms! I can still smell the smell.

Home Perms! I can still smell the smell. Oh how I remember these. Toni was a company that produced home perm sets, and they also offered Tonette for young girls, Mom gave me these home perms several times and they really smelled!

Using clear nail polish to stop the runs in your hose.

Using clear nail polish to stop the runs in your hose. If there was time, we'd hold the pantyhose out & blow to dry the polish. No time? just let the polish stick to our legs till later.

I,m glad that time is over lol, but my grandma still used hers for years...

I remember helping my grandmother with the wringer washer. We always helped out on wash day when we could, even if we sometimes accidentally made the clean things dirty.

The first ever washing machine was made by James King.  He invented it in 1851.  It was just like a machine you would see today but they were hand powered.  However, the first electric washing machine was made by Alava Fisher in 1908.  This has an impact because we can clean our clothes and not smell bad, and not have stains on them.

Friday Five- Domestic Appliances Edition

School milk - it came in bottles, then bags, then cartons, then Thatcher the milk snatcher took it away altogether! Frozen in Winter, turned in the summer.

School milk - it came in bottles, then bags, then cartons, then Thatcher the milk snatcher took it away altogether! Frozen in Winter, turned in the summer. I was a milk monitor

Twin Tub washing machine My mum had to use wooden tongs to transfer the hot wet washing to the spinning tub

Servis Supertwin - Washing machine - reliable, simple, cheap what's not to like

Frozen milk on the step

The days of having your milk delivered on your doorstep in winter! My wife remembers this happening

Vintage laundry tongs - Useful still

Laundry tongs my nan had these to reach down into the twin tub washing machine we used to drag towards the sink for draining. I remember those washing days well x

Shuggy Boats or SwingBoats, I think at Whitley Bay or Tynemouth? My mum and her cousin enjoying a day out at the seaside

Outdoor lav

My nan had one like this, bloody freezing in the winter, lots of spiders, and dark! The outside loo.

Witches Hat Playground

Witches Hat Playground 1959 The Witches Hat was an iconic piece of playground equipment. The braver kids would sit on the cross bars midway up the 'hat'. They began life in the but were banned completely by the There wasone in the park at Beecroft,

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