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Lavadouros da Levada dos Piornais

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LAVADOURO

Tanque ou lugar onde se lava roupa. Pedra sobre a qual as lavadeiras ensaboam a roupa.

LAVADEIRA

Mulher que tem a profissão de lavar roupa.

HISTÓRIA

As levadas são canais de irrigação de água, onde os primeiros colonos tiveram a necessidade de levar a água aos locais de maior escassez e plantações de subsistência.
A Levada dos Piornais é um destes canais que nasce na margem da Ribeira dos Socorridos, percorrendo os terrenos sobranceiros da Praia Formosa e os terrenos do Amparo até ao Largo dos Barreiros.
Nesta levada encontramos – Lavadouros, que em tempos sem saneamento básico, a roupa era lavada nos tanques públicos em pedra, que servia de apoio e subsistência das gentes do sitio. Estamos a falar da lavagem das roupas das pessoas da área envolvente e das outras pessoas da cidade que mandavam as suas roupas para lavar. É de salientar que os lavadouros públicos eram bastante disputados pelas mulheres que ganhavam o pão de cada dia, lavando a roupa dos clientes.
A roupa suja era carregada em trouxas até ao lavadouro, uma tarefa dura e ingrata, onde era ensaboada com sabão azul e branco e esfregada na pedra áspera de basalto. Neles juntavam-se várias mulheres da comunidade em ambiente de conversa e convívio, onde se cantava e se inteiravam dos boatos e mexericos.
Por estas razões, podemos verificar o grande valor que representava este aqueduto para as populações da freguesia de São Martinho.

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Meaning of:

LAVADOURO

Tank or place where is washed clothes. Stone on which the laundresses soap clothing.

LAVADEIRA

Woman have the skill of washing.

HISTORY

The Levadas are irrigation channels to carry water, where the first settlers had the need to bring water to places of greater scarcity and subsistence crops.
The Levada Piornais is one of these channels, which rises on the bank of the Ribeira Socorridos, crossing the higher grounds of Praia Formosa and grounds of Amparo to Largo dos Barreiros. On this Levada we find washing places - Lavadouros, which once without sanitation, the clothing was washed in public tanks in stone, which served as a support and subsistence of the people of the place.
We are talking about washing the clothes of the people of the surrounding area and other townspeople who sent their clothes to wash. It is noted that the public washing places were quite disputed by women's who earned the daily bread, washing the clothes of customers. The laundry was loaded in backpacks until washing, a hard task and thankless, which was soapy with blue and white soap and rubbed on rough basalt stone. With them joined up several women of the Community in ambient of conversation and socializing, singing and talking about rumors and gossip.
For these reasons, we can see the great value that represented this aqueduct for the people of the parish of São Martinho.

DESAFIO / CHALLENGE:

PT: O desafio que apresento para todos os Geocachers é descobrir os três lavadouros recuperados na Levada dos Piornais!
ENG: The challenge we present for all Geocachers it is discover the three washing places recovered in the Levada dos Piornais!

Lavadouro na Travessa do Castanheiro - N 32º 38.804 W 016º 56.824
Lavadouro à saída das Escadinhas do Padre Caldeira - N 32º 38.690 W 016º 57.171 (CACHE)
Lavadouro no final da Travessa das Pereiras - N 32º 38.749 W 016º 57.464

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