EVENT: Volunteers and Voters: World War 1 and its legacy for Worcestershire Women
WHEN: Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 6–7pm
WHERE: The HIVE – Worcester
SPEAKER: Professor Maggie Andrews, University of Worcester
World War 1 enabled a number of Worcestershire women to develop their skills and spheres of influence through voluntary work and prepared them to use their newly acquired vote in 1918.
This talk and exhibition, by Professor Maggie Andrews, explored the legacy of World War 1 for active women such as Lady Isabelle Margesson, Mrs Lucy Baldwin, Mrs Edith Hooper, the Hon. Mary Pakington and Mrs Rusher who variously became Justices of the Peace, ran women’s organisations, wrote plays or campaigned for improvements in maternal and child welfare in the inter-war years.