postal museum

Camden Saturday Guided Walk: Women and World War One

Neighbourhood
Location
meet at The Postal Museum forecourt
15-20 Phoenix Place
WC1X 0DA
London
Event time
11am - 1pm
Cost
£13.09
General
Date
2 Nov 2019
Next event: 2 Nov 2019

A guided walk by Sylvia McNamara.

The women in WW1 were amazing! They had been barred to enter many trades and professions and were mainly working in the home and as an army of domestic servants,especially in London. But they rose to the challenge in WW1.

This walk starts in the courtyard of the Postal Museum and ends opposite Euston square. It takes in the stories of women in postal work- replacing 35,000 male workers 2,500 in the Regents Park London depot alone! Women munitions factory workers, tram drivers, train workers, doctors and surgeons as well as women left pregnant and destitute by soldiers.

It is stirring inspiring stuff! So come and be inspired!

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