Woodfordes modern brewery

Health and Hygiene in the Yards

Ruby Baker in 1940
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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 old Norwich Yards.

Daphne Way as a child
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Daphne Way describes bath night and tells how her family coped with the perils of blocked drains.

Chris & Ruby Baker 2009
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Chris & Ruby Baker talk about the Norwich Isolation Hospital and the prevalence of diseases such as diptheria in the 1930s.

Joyce as a 10 year old
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Joyce Wilson talks about bath night and the importance of taking your weekly dose of syrup of figs.

Joyce aged 85 in 2009
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Conditions were difficult in the yards with large numbers of families sharing loos and water supplies.