17th January 2018
World War I: Women’s Perspectives
Di Wall from Minchinhampton gave a fascinating talk about how the war affected women in the area: from seeing their menfolk off, to losing husbands and sons. They supported the war effort through sewing, knitting, nursing and taking on roles in local factories and on the land. She illustrated her talk with examples of local women, and then went on to explain how women’s war contributions linked into the emergence of the W.I. and indeed the suffrage movement.