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Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways: Retford and Worksop Boat Club

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Retford and Worksop Boat Club

The Wharf

Retford Road

Retford

DN22 9AJ

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A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II. A shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed the Idle Women, who took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72’ narrow boats and 55 tons of cargo.

Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie), as they follow the routes worked by lesser known women including Daphne March who worked on the Heather Bell throughout the war, on a route from Worcester to Tipton and Cannock, and then by Nancy Ridgway, over the Chesterfield, and from Liverpool to Leeds.

You can read more about Alarum theatre and our work on the website

www.alarumtheatre.co.uk

Watch the video of our 2017 tour HERE

Please note that the ticket reserves your place, and there will be a Pay What You Can donation on the night.

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Retford and Worksop Boat Club

The Wharf

Retford Road

Retford

DN22 9AJ

United Kingdom

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