Housewife’s Fair in 1939

It seems that ladies have been making things for fetes for many years. This news item from 1939 describes a fete (fair) in the grounds of the Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church to raise funds for the mission. The theme for the stalls is rather interesting: the weekly duties of housewives at the time. Specific specific tasks were allocated to each day from Monday to Saturday : washing, mending, baking, fancywork, sweets and market. Presumably Sunday was set aside for church.