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Women’s Work: Women on the Railways

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Join us for a fascinating talk, including a short film and Q&A, led by Dr Becky Peacock from the Mid Hants Railway exploring the varying roles undertaken by women on our local and national railways. PRE-BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Did you know that our railway’s magnificent flagship steam locomotive would have been built by a mainly female workforce? This talk will explore the varying roles of women on the railway from 1850 to the end of 1945. Find out about all the jobs that women did during the First and Second World War from working in the railway workshops to collecting tickets. It will look at how women’s roles on the railway changed during this time. The talk includes a short film shot by the Southern railway Film Department in the Second World War, and is being held a few days before the opening of a brand new 'Women on the Railway' exhibition in the viewing gallery at Ropley.

●  Friday 14 September: 1430-1530

Booking Details:
Whilst booking it not essential, it is highly recommended. Priority will be given to those who have pre-booked.

Additional Information:
Max 80 people per tour/session. Talk including film and Q&A 1 hour.