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Women at War

Norfolk Record Office

Thursday, 15 October 2015 from 17:15 to 18:45 (BST)

Women at War

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Find out about the role of women during the First World War.

Various events will be taking place during the evening, including:

Cavell in Film

Jane Alvey from the East Anglian Film Archive will introduce some films about Nurse Cavell in the archive collection, and the history of the two feature films made about Nurse Cavell by director Herbert Wilcox

Location: The Green Room

Time: 5.15-5.35

Experiences of Norfolk Women in the First World Wareriences of Norfolk Women in the First World War

A 20-minute talk about the many roles of women during the First World War. This talk, by Frank Meeres, curator of our exhibition ‘No Hatred or Bitterness’, will take you through some case studies of the experiences of a number of Norfolk Women during the war.

Location: The Green Room

Time: 5.45-6.05

Tracing your Nurse Ancestors

Frank Meeres will be explaining some of the sources that you can use in finding out about ancestors who were nurses.

Location: The Green Room

Time: 6.10-6.30

Cavell’s Funeral Procession

A chance to watch archive film of Cavell’s funeral procession from Norwich Train Station to Norwich Cathedral.

Location: The Green Room

Time: 6.35



Refreshments will be available all evening. You are welcome to bring them into the Green Room with you, but not in to the searchroom.

Location: The Long Gallery

Time: 5.15-6.45

This event is part of the 'No Hatred or Bitterness' exhibition events and Edith Cavell commemoration.



Do you have questions about Women at War? Contact Norfolk Record Office

When & Where

The Green Room, Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane
NR1 2DQ Norwich
United Kingdom

Thursday, 15 October 2015 from 17:15 to 18:45 (BST)

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