Every house had a small outbuilding or shed containing the

paraphernalia associated with the house and garden, stored for convenience

or used during the various seasons of the year and of course the Monday

morning wash day. Little in principle has changed over the years, even if

the items themselves have and their location also.

One thing that has changed dramatically is that there was no modern bathroom

and toilet, only a small wooden shed or privy, often at the end of the garden.

A wooden seat and a bucket was all that was available. It was only just

after the last war that the houses in Pitstone were connected to the main

sewer so it has been quite a dramatic change in the last fifty five years.

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