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Share your wash house memories at Kirkby Library

by Gemma Melling

If you have fond memories of Liverpool’s wash houses join us for a social afternoon and memory sharing event at Kirkby Library on Friday (6 December).

There will be a short talk by researcher Kerrie McGiveron about her National Lottery funded heritage project ‘Hanging Out: The Histories of Liverpool’s Laundry Life.’

Exploring the experience of the women who used wash houses Kerrie would love to record your memories for the Kitty’s Laundrette archive project.

Kitty’s Laundrette is a social business rooted in the local community named in honour of local historical figure Kitty Wilkinson, who was instrumental in establishing the first public wash house in the country in 1842 in Liverpool.

The event is free and all are welcome at 11.45am on Friday 6 December in Kirkby Library.

There will also be time to socialise over tea, coffee and cake and chat about your experiences of the wash house.