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Rules For Clotheslines
« on: September 27, 2011, 04:45 AM »
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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 08:10 PM »
 ???  :D
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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 08:11 PM »
Wooden pegs not plastic! lol ;D ;)

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 12:34 AM »
Not many wooden pegs here in NZ, probably coz we don't have "travellers"  ;)
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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 03:48 AM »
Here's one:

Hanging washing out in public view is verboten in das Vaterland on a Sontag  ;)


So is driving big trucks on the Autobahn, the sausage munchers still like their sunday drives  :)
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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 02:35 AM »
I lived in Hope St,Hurst pre 1940 & the ClothesLines used to be strung across the street on Monday Morning & woe-betide any horse & cart or Lorry that tried to deliver anything in the street. The washing went on the Line & no-one dared to touch it. Any other day there would not be a rope across at all. I have seen a Coal man stagger up the street on the pavement with a Hundredwieght bag on his back to deliver & the cart would be in the cross street rather than attempt tobring his cart into the street. -- Jayess

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 02:18 PM »
and the big wooden props to push the clothes line up a few more feet.cheers kennetho

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 12:32 AM »
Hi
    We have a Hill's hoist and it's always under wear on the inside lines. herby

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 01:18 AM »
KennyO  -- You would also remember the usual Friday chore for the ladies in the street when they used to Sandstone the pavement & us kids dare not walk over the nice clean pavers (Flagstones we use to call them).   For those of you who don`t know Kennyo & I lived in the same street & played over the same grounds And got told off by the same people  around the area. --Jayess


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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 02:33 AM »
there was no backtalk in those days if somebody told you dont do that you didnt do it .out of respect if we spoke back like they do today you would get a smack then run in and tell your parents and they would give you another one for good measure.. lesson  one dont answer back.. cheers kennetho

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2011, 02:40 AM »
We have a Hill's hoist

For our unenlightened cousins in the northern hemisphere, here what a Hills hoist looks like .....


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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 05:09 AM »
thanks kiwi that would have looked lovely in hope street..cheers kennetho

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 06:41 AM »
More about clothes lines best read with a Lancashire accent. A Hills hoist would have filled the bottom end of Hope Street!

            A Poem

A clothesline was a news forecast
To neighbours passing by,
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link
for neighbours always knew
If company had stopped by
To spend a night or two.

For then you'd see the "fancy sheets"
And towels upon the line;
You,d see the "company table cloths"
With intricate designs.

The line announced a baby's birth
From folks who lived inside
As brand new infant clothes were hung'
So carefully with pride.

The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed'
You'd know how much they'd grown!

It also told when illness struck'
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It also said, "Gone on vacation now"
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, " We're back!" when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare!

New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbours carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way ........

But clotheslines now are of the past,
For dryers make work much less.
Now what  goes on inside a home
Is anybody's guess!

I really miss that way of life.
It was friendly sign
When neighbours knew each other best
By what hung on the line.

Promise that is the last...... Stella

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Re: Rules For Clotheslines
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2011, 11:15 AM »
Brilliant rhyme. Sums up the neighbourliness. Our family shared a clothes line in our communal back yard but I wouldn't take any friends to play there on washing days when auntie's pink bloomers would be blowing in the wind. Far too embarrassing!

I have a photo taken in Melbourne of me with my 2nd cousin. In the background the Hill's Hoist :)
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