A Look at the Lives of Unmarried Mothers

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A Look at the Lives of Unmarried Mothers

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Details

Location

Belfast, Ormeau Road

Year

1967

Date

Production 09/02/1967

Length

11min 13sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Leslie Dawes investigates the lives of unmarried mothers. First, he speaks to Colonel Warren of the Salvation Army about how the young women are helped. Next, he calls to the Good Shepherd convent on the Ormeau Road and talks to the Mother Superior about how some women come from very far away but most are from Northern Ireland. Most babies are placed for adoption. An anonymous unmarried mother talks to Leslie about her treatment at the Salvation Army and her future. 


This interview reflects the views of the time on pregnancy outside of marriage.

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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