Talk of the Wash House, by Peter Ellison and Paulette Howe

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Talk of the Wash House, by Peter Ellison and Paulette Howe

Talk of the Wash House, by Peter Ellison and Paulette Howe

Booklet published by Picton in 1997, 78 pages. A5 size booklet (S5929)

This booklet examines the history of Baths and Wash Houses in Liverpool from the mid 19th century onwards. Public health and sanitation among the urban industrial working class of the city was dire in the early part of the 19th century, and so in 1847 the city appointed it's first Public Health Officer. This marked the beginning of a new policy of by the Corporation of Liverpool, as they began to undertake a programme of public services to improve the situation for the populace of the city....

Illustrated with several black and white photographs, this booklet will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Liverpool, as well as people with a more general interest in social history....Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound

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