FREE Talk: The Role of Women in the First World War – 25th May 2017

The Role of Women in the First World War

Crofton Beam Engines, Malborough
25th May  2017 @ 2pm

Emma Shelley dressed as a Red Cross V.A.D Nurse


In this excellent talk, Emma Shelley will focus on the contribution of women during the period 1914-1918; not only considering the household, but also discussing how women got involved across the wider theatre of war. As their men-folk left them to join the front lines, how did women change their own behaviour to fill the void? What new skills did they have to learn? What pressures did they face, and what lessons did they take from their experience? What price did women ultimately pay for the war raging in Europe, and what legacy did it leave?

Emma will look at some of the roles played by women in the First World War and then question these roles, both asked and answered.

Wiltshire at War’s ‘Keeping the Home Fires Burning’ exhibition will be on display at Crofton Beam engines from 17th May to 25th June. Do take the family along to see it!


FREE Entry for the Talk, with Afternoon Tea Served (an extra cost of £6.95 per person)

Tickets for this talk and afternoon tea must be booked in advance by calling Crofton Beam Engines on 01672 870300 or emailing  Numbers may be limited so please book your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

Venue Details:

Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3DW

Opening Hours: 

Every day (excluding Wednesdays) 10:30 – 16.30 (Summer Season)

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