Mum used a mangle and a washboard so when the washing machine arrived it was a big moment.
And, of course, I got to remembering Monday wash days at home, clouds of steam billowing, the washboard clattering and the mangle creaking, lines of gleaming white washing hanging out to dry.
At seven in the evening they broke off to run the hotel linen through the mangle .
‘If I wasn't at school, I had to turn the handle on the mangle while mum put the sheets through,’ Peter recalls.
The first continuous process involved squeezing a ribbon of molten glass through two hot rollers, similar to an old mangle .
On washing day it was my job to wring out the washing by turning the mangle for her.
She does not have a TV and her washing machine is an archaic model involving rubber hoses and a handle-operated mangle .
The sheets were not ironed but were put through a mangle - like a large wringer - which flattened them.
We used to have twin tubs and mangles , but we don't any more.
Kristy had been badly bruised, had cuts all over her body, and her armour had been mangled almost beyond repair.