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This week in Hackney 60 years ago: Woman expecting quadruplets admits she’s worried about housing eight kids in one room

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 August 2017

The Hackney Gazette this week in 1957. Picture: Hackney Archives

The Hackney Gazette this week in 1957. Picture: Hackney Archives

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A woman expecting quads told the Gazette she felt “wonderful”.

Lily Solly, 29, of Rosemary House, Hyde Road, Hoxton, was allowed to spend a week at home with her husband and four children because she was “getting along so well” at Hackney Hospital.

When the Gazette visited, three of her neighbours were having a cup of tea with Mrs Solly in her two-bedroom flat.

“All the neighbours have been really kind and helpful,” said Mrs Solly, who was due to give birth in two months on Guy Fawkes’ Day. Her only “real worry” was their home. The family of six was already crammed into one bedroom because of the damp, which would be “much too small” when the quads were born.

But, the Gazette reported, Mrs Solly felt certain the town hall would come to their aid once the quads were born.

Mr Solly, a 34-year-old cook, was taking care of their other kids while his wife was in hospital.

“Phew,” he said. “I’ll be glad when it’s over.”

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