Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Hats Off - and Corsets Too - for Victory by Angela Essex


Angela Essex made her film at the digital stories course that was held at Stoke Lodge.

She writes: Thanks to the Adult Learning Course I was able to make a film using a new package and equipment that I have never used before which thus enabled me to make a short film about the effects of the war on the women at home. After doing my initial research at the Reference Library I was able to put together a short film about the change in women’s styles and fashions of the era. Particularly as they were having to take the place of men in the factories, hospitals and offices.

A member of the Women's Land Army, agricultural section © IWM (Q 30385)

The two British Red Cross Society, Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) women in charge of the women drivers and ambulances at Etaples, 27th June 1917. © IWM (Q 2443)

An inspector of the Women's Police Service. © IWM (Q 30616)

Members of the Women's Forestry Corps grinding an axe. © IWM (Q 30720)

Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at work in a British Army bakery at Dieppe, France, on 10 February 1918. © IWM (Q 8475)

  Fire women under running a hose after it has been in use. © IWM (Q 30981)

A motor despatch rider of the WRNS. © IWM (Q 19658)

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