Mary Wroe: The Midwife’s Tale Oral History Collection

Our next look at the recently released Midwife’s Tale Oral History Collection is an extract of an interview with Mary Wroe covering her experiences as a community midwife. Mary was born in 1908 in a Yorkshire mining village. She was a miner’s daughter and trained as a midwife in 1931 before returning to her home…

Midwives Chronicle & Nursing Notes: February 1955

There are two distinct themes in this month’s Nursing Notes: the fate and welfare of the nation’s elderly, and the search for a solution to restrictions placed on midwives to administer pain relief during deliveries. The headline article of the February 1955 issue of Midwives Chronicle & Nursing Notes looked at restrictions placed on midwives…

For the Christmas Season: Nursing Notes, December 1923

This month’s post comes from the 1923 volume of Nursing Notes, and has a distinct Christmassy feel! Who couldn’t resist the advertisement from Messrs Cadbury Bros, announcing the preparation of ‘an attractive assortment of chocolates, suitable for the Christmas season…produced at Bourneville, under conditions which not only ensure clean and hygienic methods of manufacture, but…