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Beningbrough Hall - Laundry girls

 

Group photo (late 19th century?) of the laundry girls, who got up at 4.0 a.m. every morning to walk from their village to the Hall for a day's work.

 

If you've enjoyed the guitarra music on the previous fado pieces, you might like to hear it as a solo instrument (supported by viola and bass guitar) in the hands of Mariza's band member Luis Guerreiro.

 

 

 

Beningbrough Hall - Laundry girls

 

Group photo (late 19th century?) of the laundry girls, who got up at 4.0 a.m. every morning to walk from their village to the Hall for a day's work.

 

If you've enjoyed the guitarra music on the previous fado pieces, you might like to hear it as a solo instrument (supported by viola and bass guitar) in the hands of Mariza's band member Luis Guerreiro.

 

 

 

comments (11)

I really love that photo, and the your photo including the table and the linens.
And I really love that music! Thank you!
Tom Wilson: It's a very evocative picture, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Oct 2018, 06:22
Life was tough back in the "good old days"
Tom Wilson: Good for some!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Oct 2018, 07:00
The Laundry Team...
Tom Wilson: I suspect that the old lady on the right ran a tight ship!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Oct 2018, 07:18
Poor lifestyle, hard slog and an early grave.
Tom Wilson: Nasty, brutish and short smile
It was a hard life and not so very long ago
Tom Wilson: I think kids today have no idea how long such conditions lasted.
It was a hard life, but the only way of earning a living, for young women of their age, especially out in the countryside. My Mother was 'in service' for several years after she left school and until she married my Dad.
Tom Wilson: Yes, that was a common occurrence - when the slightly better off could afford it; now only the rich can afford servants of any kind.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 4 Oct 2018, 15:23
wow, that's quite a piece of history in the photo

love your shot
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Sherri.
I would hope that the beneficiaries of their hard & tiresome work in the laundry appreciated these poor souls but somehow I doubt it.
Tom Wilson: As the laundry was quite a way from the main part of the house, I doubt that it impinged on the residents' consciousness at all, unless something went wrong!
I really like old photo's like this, Tom. We don't know we are born nowadays.
Tom Wilson: Ain't that the truth!
two wonderful compositions Tom... the photo and the music....petersmile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2018, 21:55
Yes, it was a very hard life for the laundry girls and women. I like you photo with the basket and the linens. I love this wonderful music.

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