I have never seen the inside of a wash house, as children were not allowed in.
My mother took her washing across in a tin bath, with her washboard and boiler stick on top. My father, a joiner, made her a lovely "bogey"on wheels, complete with four corners to keep the bath on, and a little rope to pull it along.
In the baths, there was no chance of a long, hot bath with the Gestapo-type attendant banging on the door every few minutes, to hurry you along.
I can still hear her roar "next" to the would-be bathers in the waiting area, rolled up towels clutched under their arms.
Woe betide anyone who didn't hear her over the roar of the bath water running. She would throw open the door of the waiting area and yell again, making everyone jumping out of their skins.
The Wolseley Street wall of the wash house was a great place to play in winter. We would stand against the "hot wa'" as we called it, heating our hands.
Margaret Taylor Glasgow
Beware of Alex
ALEX SALMOND claims that David Cameron is anti-Scottish because he doesn't support Scottish independence.
Salmond is demanding a TV debate with the Prime Minister on independence - it's so obvious what wee Alex is up to.
He knows the Yes campaign is behind in the opinion polls so in desperation he is trying to turn it into an SNP versus Tory campaign.
Scots are not that daft.
We know this referendum is about whether Scotland stays in the UK or takes a leap into the dark with Salmond and his crew.
V Reed Glasgow
West still best?
WHAT exactly is going on at STV News at Six (Glasgow and the West)?
Last Friday's edition, sport excluded, covered mostly Edinburgh news.
Even the BBC's programme mentioned the Largs Viking festival.
Peter Grant Ardrossan