Please join us for another two fascinating talks celebrating 2018 Year of the Woman.
“War and Peace” – Billy Kenefick.
By 1918 one working women in three was a direct replacement for a man in service and as a result employment among women increased by almost a third to reach three million. With the average weekly wage increasing from £1 to £5 women had more disposal income than ever before. War had changed women’s lives and much of it positively. But was this sustainable or indeed desirable in peacetime?
“Emiliene Moureau – Heroine of Loos” – Derek Patrick
Emiliene Moreau, a seventeen year old school teacher provided invaluable assistance to the men of the 19th Black Watch during the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915. During the Second World War, she joined the French Resistance and narrowly escaped arrest by the Gestapo making her way to Britain and safety.