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Talk, Thu 24 Nov 2016


Striking Women: Women War Workers in the First Wor

Striking Women: Women War Workers in the First Wor


In 1917 and 1918 there was a wave of strikes in Britain and France by war workers as a result of the rising cost of living and dissatisfaction with working conditions. Many of these strikes involved and were led by women workers. This talk will look at some of these strikes, including some that took place in Leeds. The women who led strikes during the war had to act as spokespeople for their other workers, and negotiate with union officials, with management and with government arbitrators. We will consider some examples of these women strike leaders and trace their post-war careers. With Professor Alison Fell, University of Leeds

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Thu 24 Nov 2016 14:00 to 15:00
24 Nov 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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    Millennium Square,
    LS2 8BH



    See location of Leeds City Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 299340  Lat: 53.80145 Long: -1.54749

    How to find us
    Leeds City Museum is located in the city centre, on Millennium Square.
    By public transport: A 10 minute walk from Leeds railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station.
    By car: On street parking is available on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street. Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre, St John’s Centre and Rose Bowl car parks are all a 5 or 10 minute walk from the museum.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups