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(Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Infant Welfare Centre Online Talk

16 April 2021

Please note this is an online talk and will not be taking place at the Museum.
This is a members only event.

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(Members only) Get Closer to Forging Ahead: Infant Welfare Centre Online Talk

16 April 2021

Over the next few years, we're bringing the largest addition to the Museum since opening in 1978 -  a major new historic 1940s-1960s development, Forging Ahead.

It brings new learning spaces, a brand new visitor centre, industrial quarter and historic town. It will take our story up to the closure of the Baggeridge Coal Mine in 1968 which brought about the end of a unique era for the Black Country.

Meet the Project Team for an online talk where they will take you through our plans for the Infant Welfare Centre, sharing objects and stories that have been unearthed whilst researching.

The formation of the NHS will be a key story that we will be telling as part of Forging Ahead. Wolverhampton Borough Council sanctioned several examples of these centres in the 1920s, including the one on Lea Road which opened on 25 June 1928. We will  be telling the story of Lea Road from the early 1960s, which would have seen the centre bustling with staff, volunteers and expectant mothers.

It was designed to provide somewhere for expectant and new mothers to meet, learn about their baby’s health – and their own maternal health – and have their children fed, weighed and vaccinated.

Visit our Forging Ahead page to find out more about the project.

Date: Friday 16 April

Online talk time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

This event is free for members - pre-book only

Event not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Please note this is an online event and joining instructions will be sent to you via email before the event.

Funded by Wellcome

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