Ormesby Hall ~ March 2019 ~ Part 3

See here for history and part 2

Most of the Stately Homes we visit have well-appointed kitchens which I duly photograph, and Ormesby Hall is no exception.

But it’s much of a muchness and we’ve seen similar in previous posts. What was unusual at Ormesby was a fully kitted out laundry, so that’s what we’ll look at today.

There’s no need for me to explain anything as that was done brilliantly by the info sheets in there.

 

mangle
flat irons
Laundry Stove

Love that they call it WEE BEN, 🙂

linens hung on hot pipes heated by the range
it had me worried, but it’s just another iron 🙂
through to the scrub room
the range which heated the hot pipes
more mangles
peg dollies, buckets & erm… a radiator (well it was a chilly day!)

so that was a nice surprise for Sophie and me as laundries are usually not given this much attention, and mainly consist of sinks and drainage channels. Good to see how it was all done back in the day, and I remember when I was a kid mangles were still in use in Yorkshire. Possibly still are! 😀

all pictures can be embiggened if you clickety-click on them.

Next time we’ll visit St.Cuthberts Church just across the road from the hall so stay tooned folks!

43 Comments

  1. I used to turn my Nan’s mangle in the school holidays. 🙂
    Glad that I don’t have to use irons like those anymore though…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Me too! Cheers Pete

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  2. Like you, I really like to see places like the kitchens in old houses, partly because I enjoy cooking. It is a very pleasant surprise to see the scrub rooms and drying rooms as I have never even considered them, except to say I am glad I don’t have to use a washboard or mangle (I did when I was a kid and the electricity went out in a blizzard – off to the basement to help ma with dirty diapers). Modern conveniences are welcome in every age, no doubt! It must have been quite comfy to be rich enough to afford servants – who would have time for photography without them in the 1800s?! Nice work, and love the stories behind these old homes.

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  3. Fraggle, this is a wonderful post and the photos are beautifully captured. I have always been fascinated by the things people used (in bygone eras) for their daily chores. You’ve shown the laundry room is at least as interesting as the kitchen. Hugs on the wing!

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  4. A reminder of why despite everything going on in the world, I’m happy to be living in this time period with its modern conveniences.

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    1. Yes, thank heavens for washing machines!

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  5. the row of flatirons was my favorite picture. I like museums that focus on the family and behind the scenes environment.

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    1. Me too, cheers Cindy!

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  6. Wow. What an amazing time capsule. I love those Scrub Room and Dry Room illustrations. And there is something about the “through to the scrub room” image I really love.

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    1. Thanks Keith, I like that one too!

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  7. Nice montage at the top. I’m also doubleplus liking the shot through the doorway 😉

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    1. Haha double cheers!

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  8. Love that old range in the kitchen, and the mangles brings back memories of my grandmother’s, and her warnings to us kids to keep away!

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    1. My Mum put her 1st finger through one when she was a kid and could never straighten it out after. Didn’t stop her learning the piano or anything else though! Cheers Sue!

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      1. Goodness- painful!!

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        1. I imagine so. When I was little I hadn’t noticed it and one day I accidentally sat on her hand and she yelled then showed me her finger and said I’d done it! 🤣🤣 parents huh!?

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          1. 😄😄😄😄😂

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  9. Such a great post! It reminds me in some ways of the open air museum we have in Arnhem. I visited that many times, and it’s just always nice to see these kind of nostalgia trips. And to complete it the pictures are of course just as amazing as always 😊

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    1. I must have missed that museum! Will check it out with Lord Google. Thanks Michel 😘

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      1. Here is a link to their website. It is of course in Dutch, but there are a lot of pictures to give you an impression 😊
        https://openluchtmuseum.nl/

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  10. Very nice! The choice of B & W, did a great job of showing off this house’s contents!

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    1. Thanks Marland!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  11. My mum used a mangle when I was a child. It was green. It looms large in my memory because I was involved in an accident with it. The top could be folded down when it wasn’t in use and my sister managed to slip the catch one day. The top folded onto me. It could only have been a glancing blow, though, because I don’t remember any fuss being made at the time. Back gardens were dangerous places in the 60s.

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    1. Haha yes they were indeed! Cheers April.

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  12. Thats what I like about British history, its all in English 🙂 Great collection of pictures as ever, love the flag stone floor.

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    1. Haha thanks Eddy!

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  13. Excellent shots fragg…and adding the info sheet photo was brilliant!

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  14. I always love old tech….I am the cook in our family, and in winter I cook on a 100 year old cast iron range which I love. I certainly remember the old laundry tech of the early 20th century, wood fired copper to wash in using a washing board, and the mangle. We still have some of those things at home as ornaments, handy to know they will come in handy if we ever have an extended power blackout. Lovely photos as usual!

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    1. Cheers Steve, there’ll be a rush on to Ormesby when the apocalypse comes!

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  15. I love places like this!

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    1. Me too. I go to a lot! 😊 thanks for visiting.

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      1. You are welcome!

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  16. I love seeing the kitchens in these old luxury homes! I agree, it’s a fun change to see a little more about laundry back in the day… I’d still rather cook than do laundry though. 😉

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    1. Haha good point!

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  17. Wow! It’s amazing to see how much things have changed.💙 Great post & photos, Fraggle!❤

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    1. Thanks Book’em!

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  18. The kitchens of old stately homes always make great camera fodder. The people who run these places usually do a great job of arranging them 😀

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    1. Yes I must have loads of kitchen shots now!

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