How has the role of women in the home changed in 50 years?

In response to a letter to an evening newspaper in 1964 from a woman who objects to washing her husband's socks, 'Newsbeat' reporter Des Keogh pays a visit to her home town of Donnycarney, Dublin, where he asks a number of women if they wash the socks in their house.

Several women say they do them all by hand. A woman who puts them in the washing machine feels that the machine is doing the work. The final woman interviewed is the sister of the woman who wrote the letter. She asks the reporter about his own socks.

This 'Newsbeat' report by Des Keogh was broadcast on 7 October, 1964.

Who Washes Your Socks?