Fight Between Underpaid Washerwomen Leads to Court Dismissal. (John F. Wake)

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One little known occupation for women ‘on the breadline’ in Victorian Cardiff (and elsewhere) was to become a ship’s ‘washerwoman’, picking up clothing and took bags homes on carts to get them washed, while others worked on board using their facilities to wash the sailors clothes, underclothes and the like. Good Captains ran a disciplined […]