Amusement Only! Surely not!
the public lavatory has a much longer history than the British Toilet
Association might have us believe. For instance,
Medieval public toilets in London are discussed at length in three articles
by Ernest L Sabine in Speculum 8 (1933) 9 (1934, and 12 (1937).
Public toilets are recorded in many other places during the medieval period,
in Southampton the corporation provided a public toilet on the West Quay;
at Leicester on was provided on the River Soar;
and here at York one was provided adjacent to Davy Tower on the River Ouse,
and there are two (blocked) public garderobe chutes on the City Wall
oh dear, sad or what
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