Every day, the nappies had to be boiled in the boiler, then put through the wringer. I had to stand well back as the water was very hot, and children sometimes got mashed flat in wringers. My mother got a washing machine when the third child came along.
We also used the boiler for bottling fruit. Granny did a lot of that and I often helped her. We topped and tailed the gooseberries, cored and sliced the apples, and stoned plums and apricots before packing them into jars and pouring over the sugar syrup.