Brian Foster discusses the Mothers’ Club in Stevenage

Brian talks about the Mothers’ Club his mother was a part of when he was young, and what this provided to the mothers of Stevenage

Stevenage Museum

Transcript:

And the mothers’ club did, it was in St Andrew’s Hall, but it was not the Mothers’ Union of the Church. It was designed to help young mothers with health issues. The Police and the Health visitors were embedded in the Community. You know the sense was that everybody lived together. And, but it was still a paternalistic period because she would, she was responsible for checking on the health of the children up to the age of 2, and would knock on the door and demand to come in, you know, and weigh the baby and so on and the Mothers’ Club was designed to help with recipes and education and so forth

Foster 2015

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