WHY oh why doesn’t Hilarie Stelfox do a little research before putting pen to paper, or fingers to computer in this day and age. Why state that men left the office to return home to pipe and slippers? Yes I made jam, baked bread pies and cakes, worked part-time to fit in with my family of three.

My husband worked all week doing his proper job, then spent every weekend driving buses to make ends meet (as it were) as did hundreds of other wives and husbands– no pipe and slippers, not enough time!

Our country then had all the industries, engineering, textiles, steel, the list is endless. But they have all been sold on by intellectual men and women (God forbid, with no brains or common sense). We’re told that is progress. But which way?

mary hannah