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Ladies, Pier House Laundry workers, 1920s

Photo taken outside, nine ladies dressed up, all smiles, all in hats, seven aged 40+ and two younger

Sandra Graves has provided this cheery photo of workers at the Pier House Laundry. The lady on the left, middle row, is Charlotte Grant, who was 28 in the 1901 census. In front of her, the lady on the left of the front row is Annie Grant, Charlotte's daughter in law.

Sandra adds 'Annie and her husband lived in Paradise Place, Brentford'.

The Pier House Laundry appears in Brentford area trade directories for 1907, 1911 and 1914 and was in Stand-on-the-Green, near to the Thames. It appears as 'Pier House Laundry (Amalgamated Laundries Ltd proprietors)' in 1914. In a 1937 directory the Amalgmated Laundries Ltd receiving office was at 273a High Street Brentford. The name 'Pier House' can be made out in a photo from 1948, see behind the first funeral car, next to the 'Central Garage''.

Alan Jutson, May 2014: the lady in the middle of the middle row looks like my Grandmother Annie Hyde. She lived at Catherine Wheel Yard.

If you recognise anyone please get in touch.

May 2009; updated May 2014