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A woman in Caerphilly has five children, the eldest 13. Her health is good except for teeth. She says she is on her feet for 16½ hours a day, sometimes more, and about leisure she writes–‘After my children go to bed, I gets two hours rest, if call it rest, I am mending my children's clothes and tidying in those few hours I get.'

(M. Spring Rice, Working Class Wives :Health and Conditions, 1939, reprinted London, 1981, p.111 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )