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The Rat in the Python #Fifties #Memoirs #Humour #FridayReads #WeekendReads

Some of you may remember Trish’s  dip into the past. Trish is one of my many talented students that I’m privileged to tutor each week.  And I'll let you into a secret about her later in this post. I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I did when I first read it. For some of you it’s a small history lesson, for others, a memory. I'm still not saying which group I belong to!!

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The Bathroom

To us rats in the python it comes as little surprise that a Ministry of Works survey produced in March 1950 found that “only 46 per cent of households had bathrooms. Eight per cent shared one, 31 per cent had a portable bath, and 12 per cent had no bath.”
The proportion of homes without an indoor toilet was higher. We were blessed with both and I write from that perspective. However, I’m also familiar with the trudge down the path in the dark with a torch to a spidery outdoor loo and I can only imagine what it must have been like for someone with an upset s…