• Short Summary

    Women office workers at Southall have their washing done on site.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SOUTHALL - LAUNDRY DONE AT YOUR WORK!".

    Southall, Middlesex.

    Various shots of office girls at work, typing. Among them are Margaret Coote and Anne Leak.

    Exterior shot of the Taylor Woodrow building. Women arrive at the building for work; some carry bundles of washing.

    Inside the company laundry the women hand over their "weekly wash' (looks rather small for that) to laundress Beatrice Hedge. She weighs each bag on a set of scales. Margaret Coote and Anne Leak hand their washing in.

    Several shots of Beatrice putting washing in one of the large washing machines and turning knobs. General views of men and women working in the office - "the office work's done all the better, now that the girls know the washing's waiting for them".

    Women pick up their washing from Beatrice before they go home. Commentator makes nauseating remark that "If the little wife leave it in the bus, hubby has to wear his vest another week".

    Note: news cutting and notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1565.16
    Media URN:
    50248
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:18:00 / 01:42:42:00
    Canister:
    59/4

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