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    The Final scene takes place in a northern train station, a woman has her children taken away by social services on the concourse. The movie was generally about the difficulty on a single mother in a northern (Liverpool?) town.

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    Cathy Come Home










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    Definately Cathy come home.......here's a shot from the final scene:




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    Thirty or forty years earlier, in the 1920's and 1930's, unmarried mothers were usually locked up in mental asylums for the social "crime" of having a baby out of wedlock and the baby was put in a children's home. Definitely something that was not so good about "the good old days."

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    name='themuttsknutts']The Final scene takes place in a northern train station, a woman has her children taken away by social services on the concourse. The movie was generally about the difficulty on a single mother in a northern (Liverpool?) town.


    Could this be the tragic Armchair Theatre production No Trams to Lime Street (1959), by Alun Owen and starring Billie Whitelaw?

    That was set in Liverpool. It was remade twice so if that's the one it could be any of those versions.

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    Ken Loach's Ladybird Ladybird (1994) is about a single parent whose children are taken into care and is set in Liverpool I think.



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    name='darrenburnfan']Thirty or forty years earlier, in the 1920's and 1930's, unmarried mothers were usually locked up in mental asylums for the social "crime" of having a baby out of wedlock and the baby was put in a children's home. Definitely something that was not so good about "the good old days."


    Or the children were fostered off.



    It was far worst in Ireland, where wayward girls and unmarried mothers were sent to work in the convent laundry service and get brutalised by the nuns and have their babies adopted and sent away never to be seen again.



    According to the film 'The Magdalane Sisters', the last convent laundry closed in 1994?

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