In the Welsh language this is often called the 'ty bach' which translates
as the 'little house' - the term would have been used when lavatories
were sheds at the bottom of the garden!
'…I shall probably turn shy and hide myself in the lavatory all day (up
the stairs, first to the right)….'
As an up to the minute desirable residence, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive boasted
an inside lavatory separate to the plumbed in bathroom.
Typical of the Edwardian's need for sanitation, the bathroom is simply
a room to bathe in. With the pedestal wash hand basin and wonderfully
deep cast iron bath standing on ball and claw legs, the bathroom is filled
with an invitation to soak away the pressures of every day life.
'…. I am lying in the bath ….the click, click of the geyser sounds
like the distant champing of a lady tenor….'
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