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billinge hospital baby book 1956
Photo: fred foster
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Item #: 28767
how many recall the old carry cot? Our first baby was in one and when I came home from the afternoon shift. I had to carry the cot upstairs with the sleeping baby in it

Comment by: Vb on 19th December 2016 at 19:36

Who could forget the tan sad? .,I'm sure the baby chair would be considered unsafe these days although it would have been ultra modern in the fifties. I remember the good solid wooden ones which could be 'let down'. In the seventies I recall a similar carry cot but without the hood! Different to the mid forties when I believe I was put in a big cupboard drawer,,,,!!!

Comment by: GW. on 19th December 2016 at 21:26

A big cupboard drawer Vb....posh. I had to settle for a rusty sidecar in the shed. [ memory's not the best but that's what i recall.]

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 19th December 2016 at 22:02

Big drawer in the cupboard ? Rusty sidecar in the shed ?, blimey, you lot had a privileged infancy, I was kept in a lading can under the slopstone until I was five.

Comment by: Vb on 19th December 2016 at 22:04

Trust you Ozy!,,,

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