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Tin baths and coppers, Beech House Baker

We had a tin bath – it hung on a nail outside. The water was warmed in the copper – you’d light the fire under the big old copper in the scullery and you’d put anything on it that burned – old shoes even – and you’d have this red soap, Lifebuoy. Everyone used the same water, you started with the little ones and the adults went last. At the end of bath time, we poured the water on the garden and hung the bath up for next time.