So, who DID have a house with an outside toilet.


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Not so many years ago ( say 35 yrs ) some of my in-laws visited us and were horrified that there wasn’t a bidet i the bathroom. Even the oldest houses had one so for them we were a dirty lot:Shock:. When we moved to R.O.T. my brother reorganized the bathroom to accommodate one.

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And just to add to everyone's tales of outside toilets !!  We lived in a regular terrace house from mid 1960's that had at one time like all others have an outside toilet just at the end of the kitche

What a lovely name "Cesspit Sid" just love it (bet he used to come over just to take the pi$$)   Rog

You are the poshest person I know @LizzieM we didn't have any kind of toilet until I was 14 when I had my first tom tit 

Bidets seem to have gone out of vogue. However there are toilets available that blast you violently with warm water up the backside. The first bidet I ever saw, many years ago, was in Paris where you could sit on the toilet and dangle your feet in after a tiring day of sightseeing. The French are keen on personal hygiene and even wash their hands before going to the toilet!

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

Personally I think the best place for a toilet is outside.

 

I agree, never liked the bog in the bedroom idea, breathing that in all night, no wonder some are always ill.

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18 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

In the Nottinghamshire version, you will find an account of my father's childhood antics in Beeston!

I’ve found the book. Can you give me the page?

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The clever design of the toilet duck bottle helped kill off the bidet, if needed, a few short blasts & I’m good to go.

 

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Thanks Jill. I found your anecdote on page 62 of Nottinghamshire Privies. For anyone who wants to read it there are used copies of the book available on Amazon from 70p. Too long to type out and fiddly to copy.

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As far as I remember, I sent it in response to an appeal by the author in the NEP many years ago. It was printed just as I wrote it. A cushy way to write a book!

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We never had an outside toilet but am reverting a bit that way with a bucket at the allotment which kinda puts me in the same club as you lot!

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Who did'nt have a house with an outside loo?

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My childhood home only had an INSIDE loo but our first married home only had an OUTSIDE loo (until we had one put in tne bathroom)

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My grandma would lift the drain covers, with vim & toilet brush in hand & scrub the inside of the sewer, popping up round the u-bends of neighbours bogs with a cheery "Don't mind me, duck."

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I did not live in a house with an inside toilet until I was 20.

No bathroom either. After puberty it was the public baths for me every Friday night. At 28 my new house had three inside toilets and I found it very confusing :rolleyes:

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On 5/24/2022 at 3:30 PM, PeverilPeril said:

I did not live in a house with an inside toilet until I was 20.

No bathroom either. After puberty it was the public baths for me every Friday night. At 28 my new house had three inside toilets and I found it very confusing :rolleyes:

I remember when we lived in Leicester street st anns , we had outside toilet in the courtyard , scared to use in the dark in case there were a big hairy spider lurking in there !

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On 8/1/2020 at 2:01 AM, radfordred said:

If you crumbled it up you got some traction, rather than up your back :Shock:

 

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It was more like tracing paper !!!

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On 5/22/2022 at 10:15 PM, Jill Sparrow said:

Try listening to the complaints of the poor folk who have to clean the boys' loos in schools.  I was frequently told they'd pee anywhere but in the actual loo. 

Jill there were too many distractions rather than looking in the toilet , like playing with conkers soaked in vinegar !!!

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One sheet of Izal was handed to any infant who asked to visit the horrendous outside loos at Berridge. After my disastrous initial visit, I never used those loos again until indoor toilets had been installed just before I left. Fortunately, I went home for lunch and went there.

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4 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

One sheet of Izal was handed to any infant who asked to visit the horrendous outside loos

 

Must have been a general policy...  I remember the same at Sneinton infants and cried all the way home.

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