Robert Minchin, born 26 Python Hill Rd, Rainworth, 20th June 1960, about 1 p.m..
I know this first hand, I was there!
In those days, home births were the norm. When Jeffrey was born, I remember Dad bringing a single bed downstairs into the dining room (I think we might have called it the parlour in those days), and mum had Jeffrey in there, with grandma Burch and a mid-wife on hand.
I remember being very excited, and very scared due to the screams coming through the closed door. Don’t ever put your children through that!
I remember the door opening and me going into the dining room, and just like Christmas Day, finding mum sat up with Jeffrey in her arms wrapped in a blanket.
I recall the smell wasn’t pleasant, but that all soon faded.
Fortunately, by the time my own three appeared, home births were definitely a thing of the past. Thank goodness!