Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 21 February 1959
Darfield Young Wives
An inaugural meeting for the formation of a Church Young Wives’ Union, was held at Darfield last Thursday.
About 35 attended, the majority of whom took their young children and babies with them. The children with their prams, scooters, dolls and other toys, were left by the young mothers in a downstairs room of the Parish Church Hall, where members of the Mothers’ Union kept a watchful eye on them.
In a quiet room upstairs the young mothers and wives were addressed by Deaconess Helen Conn of Sheffield, who afterwards informed our correspondent that It was the largest Inaugural gathering she had addressed throughout the diocese.
She had attended nearly 90 similar meetings. Deaconess Gunn was introduced by Mrs. W. Howard Enrolling Member. She outlined the objects of the Young Wives as a means of bringing them together, and to help them socially and in their spiritual problems.
Afterwards tea and biscuits were handed round. Mrs. P. Fawcett has been appointed treasurer and Mrs. Andrews secretary and committee will be chosen. Meetings are to be held fortnightly.