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Mainly for Women


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About the Home

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 2 - The Rearing of Chicks
M. K. Nimmo Smith, Manager of a Poultry Experimental Station in Oxfordshire, shows some of the most suitable forms of equipment for bringing up young birds.

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows the best values for this month in fruit, flowers, and vegetables.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

The Northern Scene
Women in social work in the North discuss the job they do, their training, and the people they meet.
Introduced by Rosalie Williams.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): M. K. Nimmo Smith
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Rosalie Williams
Arranged by (The Northern Scene): Gwen Pain
Director (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer

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