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1938: Proposed School for housewives in Cuckfield should ensure husbands get a satisfying Sunday lunch...


Daily Mirror June 9 1938


THEY PITY YOUNG HUSBANDS, PLAN BRIDES’ SCHOOL


FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

Cuckfield, Sussex Wednesday


Pitying young husbands who have to go to their mothers for their Sunday lunch because their wives cannot cook, Mrs D Haworth-Booth of Balcombe and Mrs B. Y. Bevan, only women members of Cuckfield Rural Council, want a school for housewives. Mrs Haworth-Booth told me today “We want to have a school where young housewives can learn everything to do with the house, especially cooking. 



'Good wife Guidance' was proposed for young wives in Cuckfield in 1938


“So few women can cook nowadays, and those who can know comparatively little of the economy side. 


“Causes unhappiness”. 

Their lack of knowledge means that in many cases children do not have either the quantity or the quality of the food they should have. 


“We want to ensure that husbands have really good meals, yet have to pay as little as possible for them. It is terrible to think that young husbands can have their Sunday joint only at their parents’ home. Bad cooking can do much towards causing unhappiness in marriages.”

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