Benitachell unearths early 20th century washhouse


History has resurfaced in Benitachell after a two-year excavation, recovering an old laundry station.

Cemented over when the main road was built in the 1970s, the L’Abiar basins were used for washing clothing and bed linen at a time when homes did not typically have on-tap water.

Mayor Miguel Ángel García said they were ‘very emotional’ over the discovery.

“It is very important to recover the roots and traditions of the town,” he said.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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