Courts & Yards of Norwich
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Health and Hygiene in the Yards
Ruby Baker talks about the Norwich Clinic in the early 1930s and how many mothers relied upon it to provide health care for the youngsters growing up in the Yards of Norwich.
Daphne Way describes bath night and tells how her family coped with the perils of blocked drains.
Chris & Ruby Baker talks about the Norwich Isolation Hospital and the prevalence of such deseases as diptheria in the1930s.
Joyce Wilson talks about bath night and the importance of taking your weekly dose of syrup of figs.
Conditions were difficult in the yards with large numbers of families sharing loos and water pumps.
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