1926

Birth of Dorothee’s daughter Yvette Martin (le Couvey) (1924–) in Jersey.

1926 approx – date uncertain With her husband in the late 1920s she set up the White Service Laundries Ltd, Canterbury road, Croydon, with new American steam laundry machinery, claiming that ‘I thought washing should not be doing men out of a job’ (unpublished family biography). At its height the business had seventeen shops in the London area for receiving laundry. There was a chain of 17 shops for receiving laundry. Later also in Brightlingsea and Worthing.

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