Granny knows best

In an age of complex chemicals, clever gadgets and state-of-the-art technology, can we learn anything from the past? Ellie Tennant explores whether cleaning really has to be so complicated


Before the days of powerful vacuum cleaners and supermarket sprays, our grandmothers cleaned their homes in a much simpler way. Not only did they have to make do and mend when it came to household cleaning products, but sooty fires and cooking ranges...

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