Hi everyone I just thought it a good idea to let you all know that there is a thief who has been stealing clothes from washing lines on estates. A neighbour of mine recently had their washing stolen including a hospital garment they need to wear and without it may have to undergo another operation. With the hot weather upon us please keep watch on your washing! I have lived in the area for over 20 years as far as I am aware this has never happened before, what kind of person would steal other peoples laundry? The mind boggles...
Just saw this via the SE1 Twitter account - this is insane! So sorry to hear about your neighbour's specialist garment - that's almost as bad as friends in N6 who once had an electric wheelchair stolen! Some people have no morals, tbh!
Luckily I have a washer/dryer - plus all my clothes are black so I never dry the non-tumble dryer ones in the sun - I dry them in the bath! Not everyone has the "luxury" of course - if you've a big household no doubt the bath is busy and there's more laundry including.. erm.. colours!
I can understand why people do steal laundry though - if they've nothing to wear/are homeless/skint.. you know.. some things like jeans etc aren't *that* cheap..
Otherwise they woke up naked in a London Zoo enclosure.... Yes, I'm showing my age!
Not that far back Edward, in the early fifties in strood house, we had ground floor flat..number 1 in fact. Mum had washing on the line and saw line being tugged through kitchen window thinking her sheets were being pinched rushed out screaming various obscenities, mostly beginning with 'my effing washing..you blankety blank...too late that time they had pinched her best dress, in fact her one pride and joy and left our sheets! A few months later she saw her dress down the lane, she pursued the woman and it was a women who lived in nearby block! The woman said she had bought it on the top stalls or rather tat/second hand stalls!
That poor soul who had essential clothing stolen, lets hope someone puts up cctv near the washing lines...In fact its nice to knopw that washing lines on estates still exist..
I was trawling through Google Earth to see my old haunts around Kennington Lane, and there, illustrated in all their glory and immortalised for at least a good few months until the view is updated, were old fashioned Long Johns and various female knickers hanging from a washing line outside a block of flats.I didn't know that gents can still buy Long Johns.