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Handcross baby clinic
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Handcross baby clinic

It is wonderful to see this picture taken at one of Nurse Munting’s clinics she held in Handcross for the benefit of the local mothers and their pre-school children.
It is not clear if this is a special event but the ladies are all wearing very smart clothes and fashionable hats. No jeans and tee-shirts then!
From observing their eyes it seems most likely that the cameraman is standing to the right of his camera trying to attract their attention!
We are very fortunate to have the names of many of the mothers and their children.
In the back row, from the left: 4 Mrs Keylock with Lucienne, 5 Nurse Violet Munting, 6 Mrs Florence Rice and Megan, 7 Mrs Ada Hutchins and Gerald.
Seated: 1 Mrs Etherton and Philip, 2 Mrs Lilian Chown and Audrey, 4 Mrs Cathleen Bailey and Ruth with Ivy (standing), 5 Mrs Maud Arnold and Barbara, 6 Mrs Flora Quick and Martin, 7 Mrs Emma Mitchell and Leonard.
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Slaugham Nursing Association (Copied from the Mid-Sussex Times of 8th January, 1929)
"In connection with the Slaugham District Nursing Association, mothers and babies up to 5 years attending the Infant Welfare Centre, were invited to a Christmas party at the Parish Hall, Handcross on Wednesday. Upwards of 68 mothers as well as 68 toddlers and 20 babies attended.
A sumptious tea was provided by the committee while a Christmas tree, given by Nurse Munting (District nurse), was laden with presents, the decorative work having been done by Mrs Quick. Seventeen schoolchildren from the district gave a dancing exhibition under the supervision of Vera Sutton of Haywards Heath while Mrs Boyd accompanied.
During the interval Dr. G. B. Tait presented Nurse Munting with an umbrella and a case of tea spoons, a gift from mothers in appreciation of her work as a nurse. In responding, Nurse Munting thanked all who had helped to make the party a success.
As the company dispersed, each child received a toy from the tree, and each mother, a kettle holder."

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