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Memorabilia from the collection of
the Wavertree Society, Liverpool

Although you have no silver spoon
Better days are coming soon
Our Nelly's working at the Lune
And she gets paid on Friday

(Stan Kelly, Liverpool Lullaby)

The Lune Laundry stood on the north side of Lawrence Road, Wavertree, alongside the railway embankment. It was opposite the end of Claremont Road, and next door to the old Territorial Army Barracks (now the Frontline Church) on the corner of Wellington Road. The laundry building was demolished in 1987 to make way for the Rose Court housing development.

Read the
full lyrics
'Liverpool Lullaby'
or hear
Cilla sing

an extract.

Following the brief mention of the Lune in our January 2008 Newsletter, we were delighted to receive responses from two of our members. These included copies of the 'Lune Handbook' - the small calendar/notebook which was issued to the company's customers in the 1930s - some extracts from which are reproduced on these
special Lune Laundry web pages.

We hope that these pictures, advertisements and reminiscences will trigger off further memories among former employees and customers. If they do, please let us know


Margaret Thompson's

memories of the
Last Days of the Lune

(The illustration at the top of this page was published in the 'Lune Handbook' for 1932)

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