Loans Box – Washday
£0.00 – £15.00
Loans Box 13 -Washday
Subjects: History, Science, Maths, Music
For the vast majority of households in earlier times, Monday was the day the women and girls of the house did the washing. With no running water, water needed to be fetched from the well. This was a physically demanding job, but was just the start of a long, tiring day where everything was done by hand.
|Washboard x 2|
|Carbolic Soap – 5 squares|
|Wooden Dolly Pegs – 9 homemade without heads, 6 homemade with heads, 8 round, 2 plastic|
|18 plastic Storm Pegs|
|Scrubbing Brush x4|
|3 x Aprons|
|“Smell Box” Dirty Linen x 2|
|“Smell Box” Washday x 2|
|Washing Machine Game|
|Washing Line Jigsaw|
|2 x White double sheets|
|Postcard “Baby’s morning bath”|
|White linen tablecloth|
|Wooden washing tongs x 2|
|Laminated advert x 2– The New American Washing Machine|
|Pair of “long johns”|
|2 x modern boxer shorts|
|Pair of “grandad’s underpants”|
|Night dress x 2|
|Laminated photos – washerwoman, posser with wash stand|
|Washing lines – 1 short, 1 long|
|Laminated photo of washday items|
|Washerwoman costume – white shirt, green skirt, checked shawl, hessian apron|
|Magnetic washerwoman, brush, washboard and soap|
|Laminated Game pieces – washtub, washboard, posser, iron, tongs, peg (4 of each plus 2 spare pegs)|
|The following are available if required at no extra charge: –|
|Wooden Clothes Horse|
|2 extra washboards|
Books/ Activity Sheets
|Walter’s Windy Washing Line by Neil Griffiths|
|Rachel’s Washday by John Evans|
|Soap and Washing|
|Collins Primary Science – Clothes|
|Information sheets – Irons, Washday Blues, Activity ideas, Wordsearch|
|4 laminated sheets with line drawings|
The “Smell Boxes” are not toys and must be used under adult supervision. Do not let children put them in their mouths
All boxes are available for you to borrow free of charge during 2021 for up to two weeks for your school, childcare centre or for your child/youth group, with a limit of two boxes at any one time (kindly sponsored by who is it?). The boxes are also available for home schooling, subject to availability. The charge for homeschool use is £15 including VAT per box for a 2-week rental. Please choose the applicable option when booking.
- All rentals run from a Saturday to the Saturday 2 weeks later. Booking is online only, and the calendar below indicates when this particular box is available. Click on your desired Saturday booking start date, the system will then temporarily reserve your chosen 2-weeks, so that you may proceed to the basket to complete your booking.
- Your chosen loans box must be returned to Bailiffgate Museum with all its items* by the second Saturday (note the system will also reserve the following week for the box to be checked and cleaned before re-use)
- We regret that we are unable to offer a delivery or collection service.
- Adult supervision is required at all times of use. Children must wash their hands thoroughly after handling the artefacts, as some of them may contain lead-based paints.
- Also available: book a session either morning or afternoon with a box (as available) in the Museum. This costs £7.50 including VAT plus the normal museum admission charges. This is a group-led, not a museum-led activity. Use our separate booking page for this.
* See our Terms and Conditions for the charges for late return and missing items. Booking automatically accepts these terms.