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.
- From the section UK