The First Launderette in the UK Opened | Squaducation

The First Launderette in the UK Opened
 
 – 9th May 1949 – 
 

The launderette has become something of an icon on the British high street. Everyday the comings and goings on the BBC soap opera, Eastender, have been captured in the Bridge Street Launderette, run by one of the most famous faces on television – Dot Cotton, played by June Brown. After 25 years it looks as if the change seen everywhere else on the High Street has finally caught up with the residents of E20 6PQ. It has changed to a dry cleaners. Nick Kamen also made the launderette famous when he stripped off his Levi 501 jeans…

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