Women made vital contributions to the war effort across Norfolk. Find out more about how women’s lives were changed at home and their roles in the armed services, as factory workers, farm labourers and nurses.
FIRST WORLD WAR WOMEN OF NORFOLK
Thousands of women’s lives were completely transformed during the First World War, proving their strength and bravery were essential to the war effort.
For this strand of the project, volunteers trained and researched with Norfolk Libraries, Norfolk Record Office, Norfolk Heritage Centre and other museums and collections. They found the stories and legacies of women in the armed services, in hospitals, on the land, in factories and on the home front to reveal the changing roles and perceptions of women in society.
From this research the project created two exhibitions; First World War Women of Norfolk: On Active Service and First World War Women of Norfolk: Legacies.
EXPLORE THE HISTORY
Thousands of Norfolk women had their lives completely transformed during the First World War. This strand of the project reveals the changing roles and perceptions of women in society, exploring their roles in work, politics and the formation of female-led organisations.