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Drying the washing in bad weather was very different from drying the wash in good weather.
Even in bad weather, though, my mother would always try to put the washing out of doors to dry. Sometimes the frost hung on all day, and the washing would come in stiff like boards. Her fingers would be white with cold. This was called hot ache and could be very painful.
When the rain, frost or snow came, the wet clothes had to be put in the kitchen to dry. There were a number of ways to do this.
It was common practice to hand what we could over the fireguard of the kitchen range.
This fireguard was made of strong wire mesh with a half inch strip of metal round the top, and it could be secured to the wall. It well-and-truly guarded against fire. I never think that today's ones are adequate, but I suppose they are not supposed to be functional as few people have fires.
There was a very useful contraption which consisted of rigid horizontal wooden 'lines' which could be hauled up near the ceiling, out of the way. It was called a ceiling airer.
One option was pegging the clothes onto lines strung across the kitchen. This worked well but was depressing because it was so untidy and we had to keep dodging round them.
A particularly common method of drying was to hang the washing over a clothes horse. These clothes horses were of course made of wood. They were useful but couldn't hold much at a time.