SIR – Having grown up in Canada, where all houses had a basement to keep the washing machine, when I came to Britain I thought it clever that these devices could be made small enough to fit in a standard kitchen cabinet space (Letters, July 17).
I still do. Keith Macpherson
SIR – Why don’t people put their washing machines in the bathroom next to the linen basket?
It would seem to be a more logical location than the kitchen. Annie Boon
SIR – The vision of my grandparents heaving the weekly wash out of a copper and through a mangle puts the whole washing-machine-in-thekitchen thing into perspective. Elvina Parker