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Guild of Aid

Women and children setting off on a Guild of Aid holiday in the 1930s.

The Guild of Aid was founded in 1926 and run until 1966 by Marald Grant to help women and children in the Gorbals. The Guild set up a nursery for the children of working mothers, charging 1 shilling (5p) a week. It also organised cookery classes, provided cheap clothing and organised "fresh-air fortnights" for women and children to take holidays away from the city. Marald Grant also ran an adoption agency for illegitimate children.

Reference: TEMP.2039.76

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
adoption agencies, charities, children, cookery classes, fresh-air fortnights, Guild of Aid, holidays, illegitimate children, nurseries, women, working mothers



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