Author Topic: Homes for Unmarried Mothers - Whitley Bay  (Read 2167 times)

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Re: Homes for Unmarried Mothers - Whitley Bay
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 July 17 13:07 BST (UK) »
There is an article about the Village Homes at Whitley Bay in a newspaper called the 'Whitley Seaside Chronicle and Visitors' Gazette' dated Saturday October 10, 1931.  This is on microfilm at North Shields local studies.  The article which is quite long, is about their Annual Meeting. 

The article mentions that the children attend council school up to the age of 15 then spend one year in practical work at the home including dressmaking, ambulance, gymnastics, dancing, cookery, swimming and evening continuation classes.  The home also has Guides and Brownies.  It mentions that girls often visit from over 20 years ago with their growing families.  It is also reported that there is a liberal diet.
Prize winners are also recorded in housecraft, sewing rooms, garden, ambulance and good conduct.
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner

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