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This document was deposited with us via the local history library in June 1983 and was assigned the accession number 2149.

In 1915 the first steps were taken to form a centre for infant welfare in the district and int he same year the centre first opened on a voluntary basis. In 1918 Oxfordshire County Council made itself responsible for the Headington clinic. By the early 1930s a new Headington infant welfare centre had been built at Bury Knowle. The centre was accommodated on the first floor of the spacious mansion. In addition to a room where the mothers were taught mothercraft, there was a weighing room, tea toom, doctor's room, mother's room and nursery for older children. By this date the centre had been taken over by the City Council.

Catalogued by Jeanette Grisold, June 1993.

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