Washing list for Dorling's Hotel
Medium: Print on paper
This printed list of articles of clothing appeared on the reverse of an advertisement for Recketts Starch. The hotel would have given this list to its guests, who would mark off the items they wanted cleaned. The Dorling Hotel was a popular family establishment, owned by Edward Dorling until 1886, when it was taken over by his son HA Dorling.
Walton On The Naze was an archetypal Victorian holiday resort. Sea bathing had become popular among the middle classes during the reigns of George III and George IV, both of whom advocated seawater and coastal air as a restorative. With its sandy beaches, promenades and pier, Walton On The Naze was an ideal setting, particularly after 1867 when a new railway line and station made the resort more accessible to Londoners.