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In 1948 there were 123 Illegitimate live births in Thanet 8.54% of the total births. This compared very unfavourably with an average of 5.32% per cent for England and Wales, and in one Thanet town the percentage was as high as 11.31. Thanet’s Moral Welfare Worker. Miss Amy T. Wiggins says, “It is also sad to note that nearly all of these girls have been baptised, and many confirmed.”