Hurstories: Communal Roof Brush

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Over the years, many kinds of brushes have gone out of fashion, i’m thinking particularly of that scourge of schoolboys everywhere, the dreaded wire Knee Brush. Time was, when a gentle tap on the door of a morning, often signalled the arrival of the Traveling Brush Salesman peddling his many wares. A long handled ‘nossy hair’ brush for grandad, maybe a Cod Scrubber, to help mam on ‘Fish Friday’. And then there was this, from a time when every house had, not only a clean doorstep, but a lovely shiny roof.

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