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Who's still using UK laundrettes?

Official statistics suggest that 96% cent of people in the UK now own a washing machine.

Forty years ago far fewer people - only two thirds of the population - had access to one.

So who's using laundrettes these days, and why?

The Today programme reporter Tom Bateman chatted to laundrette customers - beginning at Spin Clean in Colchester, Essex.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 12 March 2013.

  • 12 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK