A call for stories – the role of Norfolk Women in the First World War

Staff from the Forum Norwich have been in touch with more details about their current WW1 Project.


A call for stories – the role of Norfolk Women in the First World War

Do you have female ancestors from Norfolk who were involved in the First World War? If so, The Forum, Norwich would love to hear from you as part of their next First World War project.


As part of the Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice Exhibition which will run at The Forum and Norfolk and Norwich Millennium from 01-13 November 2018 there will be a display on the legacies of Norfolk women in the First World War. This will include a Roll of Honour for 25 Norfolk women in uniformed service who died during or as a result of the First World War and exhibits on the role of women in industry and social reform.

The exhibition will include stories of Norfolk postmistresses and women who worked on the land, in munitions and factories. It will also explore women’s peace activism, suffragettes, non-conformists, the role of women in fundraising, the formation of the Women’s Institute and how court records can demonstrate the impact of the war on life at home.

If you have stories, photographs, letters or objects to share please get in touch with The Forum’s Heritage Assistant, Lizzie Figura-Drane via email: heritage.assistant@theforumnorwich.co.uk or telephone: 01603 727971.

Information and stories of local women will help add to the research for The Forum’s community project ‘Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice’. The project runs until November 2018 with National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).