Mavis Parris: Housewifery
Here Mavis describes learning how to iron and starch.
TranscriptWe had a Cookery teacher and she used to take us for Housewifery as well, and she used to be really crafty, she used to bring things in from home for us to iron, to practice on, you know, or 'just do these things for me', you know, and all that and we used to have to starch pillowcases and God knows what and iron them to perfection.
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