Mummy, what did you do in the Great War?

Norfolk Women in the First World War – a call for stories

The Forum, Norwich recently contacted us to see if we could help them with their next First World War project.

The Forum, Norwich, is appealing for people to share their stories and memories of Norfolk women in the First World War who were either on active service or remaining strong on the Norfolk home-front.

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First World War, group of female factory workers

This postcard was sent to a Miss Gross of City Road, Norwich, during the First World War. The message on the back reads: ‘I find I am on night duty again, so I shall be ever so glad to see you on Wednesday. Had a pleasant surprise in the shape of a rise (4 shillings) which means also a second stripe, With Love Elsie’. This is just one of several hundred newly digitised original photographs, posters and notices connected with the First World War in Norfolk. The material is all held in the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre and over the course of the next few years will be posted on http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)

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Nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital taken during WW1 from an album of photographs called ‘Nursing the Wounded’

Group of nurses from the War hospitalThis is just one of several hundred newly digitised original photographs, posters and notices connected with the First World War in Norfolk. The material is all held in the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre and over the course of the next four years will be posted on http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)