Wor Women on the Home Front has explored the role of North East women during the First World War and the impact the War had on their lives and the lives of their families.
Over the last twelve months service users from Tyneside Women’s Health have visited local museums, libraries and archives to find out more about the First World War and discover the untold stories of life on the Home Front for local women.
Personal anecdotes and reflections inspired by research have been collected and recorded in the form of digital stories, which will be archived as a permanent record of the project. Family stories have been discovered of women painting signal boxes, working in family shops, fundraising in communities and many more!
On Sunday 8th March the work will be exhibited for the first time at Beamish Museum to coincide with International Women’s Day. The exhibition is a celebration of our research and showcases the many stories we have discovered.
On the day you will be able to listen to digital stories, view the images we have collected, hear Positive Notes Singing Group perform in the Chapel and try your hand at some First World War home front crafts.
Look out for the exhibition at other venues across Tyneside!
‘This project has given service users the opportunity to learn new skills, visit local places and find out about the important roles women played in the North East. We are thrilled that Beamish Museum has agreed to host the launch of our exhibition and women will be involved in activities at the Museum throughout the day. This has been a partnership project and working alongside Curiosity Creative has been fantastic, particularly introducing women to digital technology. We thank the Heritage Lottery Fund for enabling this’.Elaine Slater, Project Manager, Tyneside Women’s Health
Wor Women on the Home Front exhibition launch at Beamish Museum
Sunday 8th March
Free (Usual admission charge to Beamish Museum applies)