Barbara Metcalf about district nurses and weighing babies in Stevenage

"...the girls were at the school next door so I’d go and spend an afternoon weighing babies and they’d come and pick me up from the clinic"

Stevenage Museum

Transcript:

Barbara: Then when we moved to Stevenage I know there was a clinic, a clinic was built and it was near to Lodge Farm school where, where infant children went to so it was convenient for their mothers, but it didn’t happen until sometime after we’d been here because I remember going and weighing babies in the clinic for them. Cos’ the girls were at the school next door so I’d go and spend an afternoon weighing babies and they’d come and pick me up from the clinic. But I do remember when we first moved here, that although I can’t remember a clinic, I’m sure there was a – she must have been as designated…

Peter: District nurse?

Barbara: …nurse, district nurse who came and knocked on your door every now and then to see how you were doing.

Metcalf 2015

This page was added on 07/10/2015.

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