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Betty Kennard

Interviewed by Eve Klein on 5 March 2001

Eve Klein. What other deprivations do you recall?

Betty Kennard. We lived in a small house in ‘The Grove’, only two bedrooms, and my mother didn’t have a washing machine, though I don’t suppose anyone did in those days, and we didn’t have a refrigerator, we had an ice chest. My father was quite inventive, he made a big netted basket which fitted into the copper and rigged it up with a pulley to lift the washing out of the copper, and it ran along to the tub, and put hot washing into the tub where it was rinsed.