William Alexander Mann was born in 1913 in Blairgowrie. His parents were Charles Findlay Mann (a joiner) and Jane Pratt. His mother's family had owned the Guardbridge Laundry, since the late nineteenth century. William (pictured) initially had a job there, working for his uncle, David Pratt.
However, around 1936, William set up a laundry of his own in Lundin Links and moved to the village. At the time of his marriage in June 1939, he was recorded as living at 'Hallwells', 22 Largo Road in Lundin Links (pictured below). It could well be that the laundry was located at that location also. There were large sloping grounds around this house (which would lend themselves to the advertised 'open air drying') and several outbuildings too.