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                                            FOR WOMEN

         LOOKING AT TIME-OFF                                      TIME OFF FOR WOMEN

                   FORTNIGHT                                                  by Christine Ellis
                                                          As I write we are only half way   really are, or were fifteen years
        AN OPEN MEETING TO DISCUSS                        through Time Off fortnight at   ago.
                                                          Link Centre and it is proving to   For many women the oppor-
                    HOW IT WENT                           be very exciting.           tunities for choice and flexibility
                                                            I've had a look at the exhibi-  in their lives are greater than
      TUESDAY 10th NOVEMBER, 10 a.m.                      tions in The Mall and Library,  ever before and the above situa-
                                                          but there is so much that it will  tion arises perhaps less today.
                                                          take several visits. It's good to  Nonetheless, there are still many
     COMMUNITY SUITE, LINK CENTRE                         have creche facilities available   people who are totally unaware
                                                          to be able to do things like this in   of the reality of the burden of the
           CRECHE, REFRESHMENTS                           a concentrated way.         work undertaken in the voluntary
                                                            I have certainly welcomed the  caring for the elderly, sick or
   Come along if you were involved, come along if you     chance to stand back and re-  handicapped, in bringing up a
                                                          appraise the shape and direction  family. being 'on duty' 24 hours a
   missed it. We need to know your views before think-  of my life. When women are 'on  day, 7 days a week, year after
                      ing about 1988.                     duty' so much of the time, it is  year; doing this and sometimes
                                                          very easy for us to get swept along  holding down a full or part-time
   If you cannot make it but want to stay in touch,       in the wake of other people's  job as well!
   contact Martha Parry on 871212 ext. 234.               lives - growing children, ageing   I am optimistic that after Time
                                                          parents, partners' careers. Sud-  Off For Women 1987 a few more
                                                          denly the years and other people  people will be aware of the
          TO ADVERTISE IN THE LINK                        are gone, or independent, and  womens contribution to the
             RING: 771534 or 872282                       you are left wondering who you   community.

                                                                          FOR NEWCOMERS
   F'i) -ri n, d r,, I i Jo i                                           TO WEST SWINDON

      10 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon                   There's a regular coffee morning  Pam Pixton, the Arrivals
                                                          for people who need information  Officer, who can tell you what
      Tel: 511099                                         about the area every Tuesday  you want to know and introduce
                                                          between 10 am. and 11.30 am.  you to other people. If you cannot
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      Hand painted, handca rved unusual gifts &jewellery   Centre. Come along and meet  695317.

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