Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 132427 ) : Josselin, small town character. Upstream of the lock of the River Oust, there are steps, a shared activity. By 1850, Josselin has 5 mills and a dozen tanneries. It was on the steps leading to the canal being cleaned skin. The gleaners use them to access water and horses of the army come to drink. The activity is constant and therefore users are everywhere all the time. The gleaners, they use water from the Ust until immediately before the First World War. They wash out all the time. In winter, a bowl of hot water melts the ice. But it's summer that the activity is profitable, laundry dries faster and in exchange for their services, they receive two bottles of cider in addition to their wages. They are attentive to everything: the rope of the boat, the soap box, laundry and children playing nearby.