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"Women only "? 12 Dynham road 1939
« on: Wednesday 31 January 18 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Got to the library and finally saw the original of 1939 register for my mysterious g grandmother

She was  a widowed ,retired  housekeeper aged 58
Other woman in house was a widowed domestic worker aged 54

 As usual i looked at  previous page to find any relatives and discovered another 6 women at number 12 Dynham road too

Apart from a free lance journalist  all were housemaids or domestics.

This seems a bit odd to me
 what do you think ?
Does the fact that it was war time make a difference. ?
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Re: Women only at 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Were they mostly single or married  :-\   Maybe the owner of the property only let rooms to women.
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Re: Women only at 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 19:04 GMT (UK) »
2 widows 66 and 58
2 married aged 45 and 58

4 single ages 32 66 67

* sorry i got some ages wrong miscalculating from.birth dates have modified
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Re: Women only at 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 20:33 GMT (UK) »
12 dynham road in NW6 kilburn area of London
Looks like a nice 3 story terraced house

I'm having a job googling its history but the houses may have been bombed in ww2
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Re: Women only at 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 20:39 GMT (UK) »
I have posted on your other thread http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=702286.msg6422373#msg6422373

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Re: Women only at 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 23:02 GMT (UK) »
As these women are not directly  related to my great grandmothers story
I will ask another question on this thread

What exactly was an unpaid domestic
Were 2 women aged 67 ( born 1872)  working for their board ?
Their names were Margaret Booth and Kate Clinick.

In 1939 what was the difference between Housemaid (Kay Mclaren b1894)

daily domestic (Edith Sheppard b 1910)
domestic worker ( ? KAYE b.1873 )
&
Housekeeper rebecca ROOK 1881
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Re: Women only at 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 23:47 GMT (UK) »
My grandma (b 1901) is shown as unpaid domestic on 1939 Register; from a generation where women often gave up working when they had their first child. A stay at home wife and mother.
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Re: "Women only "? 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 February 18 00:25 GMT (UK) »
Nanny jan
That cant be the meaning in this case as there were no children in the household
They were both single aged about 67
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Re: "Women only "? 12 dynam road 1939
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 February 18 06:55 GMT (UK) »
Got to the library and finally saw the original of 1939 register for my mysterious g grandmother

She was  a widowed ,retired  housekeeper aged 58
Other woman in house was a widowed domestic worker aged 54

 As usual i looked at  previous page to find any relatives and discovered another 6 women at number 12 Dynham road too

Apart from a free lance journalist  all were housemaids or domestics.

This seems a bit odd to me
 what do you think ?
Does the fact that it was war time make a difference. ?

Housekeeper, housemaids, domestic worker/servant etc. were all employed people working for a living.

An unpaid domestic worker on the other had was what later was called a housewife in other words a married woman who stayed at home to look after the running of the (her own or her husband's rented or owned) house, either by doing the housework herself or by managing the domestic servants.

Donít be mislead into thinks that every housemaid or domestic servant was employed in the house they lived in some (especially the married ones lived in a different house from the one they worked in).

The first world war changed the social structures in the UK more than the second world war which tended to have more of an effect on the work structure rather than the social structure, though both wars did of course have profound effects on daily life.

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