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Ever wondered what parenting in the past was like? Discover tales of love and worries, family support and postnatal depression, working mums and stay-at-home-dads.

Latest Episodes

Sad to Give it Up

John chose to stay at home and look after his baby son Joe in the early 1990s, when you didn’t see many other dads looking after babies. John and Joe talk together about what that decision meant to their relationship. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrators: John Newman and Joe Newman Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

6 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Sad to Give it Up

Not Judging

Eva and Norah met at Stepney City Farm when they were both new parents in the mid-1980s and formed a friendship that lasts to this day. They discuss their different paths: Eva returned to work outside the home while Norah became her childminder. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrators: Eva Turner and Norah Parkin Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

5 MIN2018 JAN 25
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Not Judging

Right Next Door

Brenda unexpectedly became a single mum in the 1970s, after moving back home to the East End. She describes the ups and downs of bringing up her son with his grandparents living next door. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Brenda Crew Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

6 MIN2018 JAN 24
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Right Next Door

Her Little Butterfly

From toddlerhood onwards, Shirley was raised by her ‘beautiful’ grandmother in Dominica while her parents worked abroad. She talks about the values her grandmother gave her and the decisions she made about childcare when she had her own children in the UK. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Shirley Peters Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

5 MIN2018 JAN 23
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Her Little Butterfly

That Was My Job

Sylvia was brought back from evacuation during the war as a ten-year-old to be the main carer for her baby brother while her mother was unwell. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Sylvia Clarke Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photography: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

5 MIN2018 JAN 23
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That Was My Job

Loving Too Much

Joyce was brought up by ‘a lovely, lovely mum’ who had sadly lost her first two children. Now a great-grandmother, Joyce describes her worries and love for her own babies. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Joyce Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

7 MIN2018 JAN 21
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Loving Too Much
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Latest Episodes

Sad to Give it Up

John chose to stay at home and look after his baby son Joe in the early 1990s, when you didn’t see many other dads looking after babies. John and Joe talk together about what that decision meant to their relationship. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrators: John Newman and Joe Newman Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

6 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Sad to Give it Up

Not Judging

Eva and Norah met at Stepney City Farm when they were both new parents in the mid-1980s and formed a friendship that lasts to this day. They discuss their different paths: Eva returned to work outside the home while Norah became her childminder. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrators: Eva Turner and Norah Parkin Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

5 MIN2018 JAN 25
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Not Judging

Right Next Door

Brenda unexpectedly became a single mum in the 1970s, after moving back home to the East End. She describes the ups and downs of bringing up her son with his grandparents living next door. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Brenda Crew Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

6 MIN2018 JAN 24
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Right Next Door

Her Little Butterfly

From toddlerhood onwards, Shirley was raised by her ‘beautiful’ grandmother in Dominica while her parents worked abroad. She talks about the values her grandmother gave her and the decisions she made about childcare when she had her own children in the UK. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Shirley Peters Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

5 MIN2018 JAN 23
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Her Little Butterfly

That Was My Job

Sylvia was brought back from evacuation during the war as a ten-year-old to be the main carer for her baby brother while her mother was unwell. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Sylvia Clarke Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photography: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

5 MIN2018 JAN 23
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That Was My Job

Loving Too Much

Joyce was brought up by ‘a lovely, lovely mum’ who had sadly lost her first two children. Now a great-grandmother, Joyce describes her worries and love for her own babies. Get more stories on holdingthebaby.org Credits: Narrator: Joyce Interviews and editing: Rosa Schling Music: Luke Christie Photograph: Sophie Polyviou Kindly funded by the Gilda Street Trust in memory of historian and author Gilda O'Neill.

7 MIN2018 JAN 21
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Loving Too Much
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