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Free talk focuses on women’s role in the First World War

Published on Monday, March 4, 2019

World War I nurse

THE ROLE played by women in the First World War is the topic of a free talk at Newarke Houses Museum later this month.

In an hour-long talk, local historian Cynthia Brown will look at how women’s endeavours in the home, in industry and in the Women’s Land Army made a huge contribution to the country’s war effort.

Repeated for the second time due to popular demand, ‘Women in the Great War’ takes place at 2pm on Sunday 17 March.

Admission is free of charge but places must be reserved in advance by calling Newarke Houses Museum on 0116 225 4980.

Those attending the talk will have one last chance to visit the final exhibition in the Leicester Remembers project.

From the Trenches to the Twenties has been extended and will now continue until Sunday 17 March.

The exhibition looks at the final year of the Great War, the aftermath of more than four years of horrific conflict, and the Spanish flu epidemic that continued to kill millions around the world after the war had ended.