St Bartholomew Church, King Alfred Place, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF
WW1 made profound and permanent changes to the role and employment of women throughout society. This fascinating talk outlines those changes and the lasting effects they had and which are with us to this day. PRE-BOOKING RECOMMENDED
World War 1 took away a deep section of the nation’s manpower, especially after conscription was introduced. The resulting gaps were filled by the wider employment of women, who still had to fulfill their domestic roles. This talk looks at how women were employed, often in roles then perceived as non-feminine, and how the changes had a permanent effect on society.
The talk, led by General Sir Antony Walker KCB, will be taking place in the medieval setting of St Bartholomew Church in Hyde. There will be light refreshments available following the talk.
The Church is open throughout Heritage Open Days, please see separate entry for more details.
● Friday 14 September: 1900-2000
Priority will be given to those who have pre-booked.
Please note there are a few steps down into the church.
Max 100 people per tour/session. Talk including Q&A will last 1 hour.
From Jewry Street in the city centre head north along Hyde Street and take fourth right into King Alfred Place.
Arriving by car? On-street parking near the church is very limited, as this is a resident-only permit parking area. We recommend that you park in the River Park Leisure Centre Car Park (free after 6pm). From there it’s a hundred yards’ walk through Hyde Abbey Garden and up King Alfred Place.