The Hyde Park Laundry


‘ … We later strolled up a lane by the railway tracks to the ruins of the Hyde Park laundry, frozen in time like Pompeii. Scattered about the roofless shell were remnants of the last day of business some years earlier. The day must’ve come when the clock cards we found were punched for the last time. Nearby, a Commer van slumbered on its axles where it was parked after the final delivery, its stripped and rusted engine block exposed between the seats. …’

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  1. Kym Brown (nee Smith)

    My granddad, Robert Smith was the owner of Hyde Park Laundry. I have so many fond memories of helping fold warm towels, riding in the Commer van on top of the laundry and riding in the big wicker trollies.


    • M George Hartley

      Thank you Kym, I wonder how many others still with us have such vivid memories of this vanished place? My connection was via one of Howson Street’s last residents …


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