Join the Daughters of the King for an evening of conversation and refreshments as we discuss:
“Jennifer Worth gained her midwife training in the 1950s among an Anglican order of nuns dedicated to ensuring safer childbirth for the poor living amid the Docklands slums on the East End of London. Her engaging memoir retraces those early years caring for the indigent and unfortunate during the pinched postwar era in London, when health care was nearly nonexistent, antibiotics brand-new, sanitary facilities rare, contraception unreliable and families with 13 or more children the norm. Working alongside the trained nurses and midwives of St. Raymund Nonnatus (a pseudonym she’s given the place), Worth made frequent visits to the tenements that housed the dock workers and their families, often in the dead of night on her bicycle.” (Back jacket description)
All ladies are welcome – refreshments provided!
A copy of the book is available in the undercroft of St. Mary’s.
September 16, 2015, at 7:00pm EST
St. Mary’s Guild Hall