Washing wifies in pole position

GOOD drying days have been in short supply of late.

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That wasn't the case in 1964 when these two Bridgeton wifies settled down in the sun for a knit and natter on Glasgow Green.

With most locals living in sometimes overcrowded tenements, and tumble driers still an unaffordable luxury, the free poles and ropes on the Green offered the perfect place to dry your duds.

The Green, thanks to the waters of the Clyde, had been used for washing, bleaching and drying clothes since the Middle Ages. Back then, folk also used to graze their animals on the Green, as well as pull fish from the Clyde for their dinner.

There are still clothes poles on the Green today, although you rarely see any semmits hanging out.

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