Transcript of an interview with Jane Wood covering her experiences as a mother in London in the 1930s, including discussion of her deliveries, social conditions, evacuation during the War, and baby clothes.
Midwife's Tale: Jane Wood
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/251/12
- Dates of Creation2 June 1986
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder, 2 audio recordings (MP3 format)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Jane Wood was born in 1902 in Bermondsey, south London. She was one of 14 children and her father was a tanner. Her mother, a laundress, died when she was four, and Jane was brought up by an aunt. In 1923, she married a clerical worker and had two babies, one in 1924 and the other during the war. She worked as a machinist with the Army and Navy Territorial Outfitters.
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