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#822176 - 5th Sep 2013 2:09pm Birkenhead laundrys 1900s
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Hi,
Does anyone know of any laundries that were in Birkenhead around about 1911?
The wife of a great uncle of mine worked in one before she married, I have her on the 1911 census as being carrier out at laundry, and a Mr Francis or Mr Travis (not sure which) laundryman.
What would a carrier out be? Would she be delivering the laundry once it was done?
Thanks for any help.
Chris.

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#822180 - 5th Sep 2013 2:22pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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I think there was a laundry in Cleveland St by the Dixie Diner[ish]

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#822183 - 5th Sep 2013 2:40pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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There were loads of laundries around at that time, often two in close proximity to each other, and a number of Chinese laundry's, too.

Perhaps this on is the one you are looking for -

Travis John, laundry proprietor, 1 Princes street

From the 1910 Kellys Directory.

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#822188 - 5th Sep 2013 2:48pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: Fireblade]
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In Cleveland St in 1910 you had -

Large Brothers, laundrymen, 180 Cleveland street, and
Hartley Elizabeth (Mrs.), laundry, 283 Cleveland street

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#822189 - 5th Sep 2013 2:49pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: Norton]
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Originally Posted By: Norton
There were loads of laundries around at that time, often two in close proximity to each other, and a number of Chinese laundry's, too.

Perhaps this on is the one you are looking for -

Travis John, laundry proprietor, 1 Princes street

From the 1910 Kellys Directory.


Of course......Kelly's Directory......should of thought of looking there! I'll have a look in the library tomorrow see if I can find anything about it. Thanks for your help.

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#822190 - 5th Sep 2013 2:51pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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Thanks everyone for your replys, it's very helpful, going for a root in the library tomorrow!,

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#822197 - 5th Sep 2013 3:02pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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Originally Posted By: chris7777
Thanks everyone for your replys, it's very helpful, going for a root in the library tomorrow!,


There was a Chinese Laundry across the road from said Library - in Happy Valley area - Carnforth Street? - but at Borough Road end....

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#822206 - 5th Sep 2013 3:25pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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My guess would be the Falcon Laundry, corner of Vittoria Street and Cleveland Street. Used to have a big square based chimney, hence the Falcon Steam Laundry. Lots of locals worked there, it was a big place that used to do all the ships laundry requirements as well as the local populace. My other favourite was Ah Poy, the Chinese laundryman on Price Street.
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#822207 - 5th Sep 2013 3:26pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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#822208 - 5th Sep 2013 3:27pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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Just noticed the earlier post, Mrs Hartley was the proprietor of the Falcon. Red haired woman, stocky with it but not in a flubber way if you know what I mean. Thre was a Mister Hartley but can't remember what he looked like.


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#822240 - 5th Sep 2013 4:20pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: BandyCoot]
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There was a Chinese laundry in Bedford Road , Rock Ferry, next to Powell's grocers.
I think there was another one on New Chester Road near the junction with St. Pauls Road.
I'm not sure if either of these survived into the 70's

Bob.

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#822587 - 6th Sep 2013 7:53pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: 8HBob]
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Was Tranmere Laundry going then? Worked there on the vans in the late sixties.

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#822608 - 6th Sep 2013 8:47pm Re: Birkenhead laundrys 1900s [Re: chris7777]
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There used to be a laundry we called the 'bagwash' at the bottom of Ivy Street, just across from Perry's chandlers near Monk's Ferry. It was a big place full of steam, with huge vats of water and large mangles for ironing sheets.

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