In 1937, ’50 determined matrons, the light of battle in their eyes, invaded the flower garden and piled their prams up outside the gate. Keepers were powerless!’ Led by Gertrude Blattman of Half Moon Lane, ‘the mothers formed a solid phalanx and sturdily refused to budge’. All they wanted was to take their children and their prams after lunch into the walled garden in Brockwell Park, where after 2pm babies in perambulators were banned.

The Daily Mirror, April 20, 1937

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