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november 2018

12nov2:30 pm4:00 pmTalk: Women Working on Bridport's Home Front - paid work and volunteeringWomen on the Bridport Home Front 1914-1919


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There are many stories to tell of Bridport women’s experiences of the world’s first home front created during the First World War.

Bridport Museum’s exhibition, Home Front, Home, tells the stories of seven women from across the social classes in the town and how they responded to the challenges of a far-away war that gradually affected all civilians in their daily lives.

There are many more stories to tell. If you would like to hear more, then come to a series of talks by Professor Karen Hunt who, with a group of volunteers, undertook the extensive research which underpins the exhibition.

The talks, together with tea and cake, will take place on Monday afternoons, 2.30-4pm at Bridport Museum starting 5 November 2018.

5 November:               An unusual town: the rope and netting industry in wartime Bridport

12 November:             Women working on Bridport’s home front: paid work and volunteering

19 November:             Food: the challenge of surviving on Bridport’s home front

26 November:             Radical history on Bridport’s home front: women’s suffrage, trade unionism and conscientious objectors

3 December:               The legacy of the home front for Bridport

Cost: £5 for each talk or £20 for all 5. To book your place(s) please complete the attached form and either take into Bridport Museum with your payment, or post with a cheque for made payable to Bridport Museum Trust, to The Coach House, Gundry Lane, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3RJ no later than Friday 26 October 2018.

Home Front Talks Booking Form


(Monday) 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Bridport Museum

Bridport, Dorset

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