Talk about Women and the War in Lancashire

3 September 2015

Lancashire County Council's libraries are helping people to discover what life was like for women on the home front during World War 1.

Staff from the county council's community heritage team will hold a number of fascinating talks across the county in September and October.

The contribution women and children made and how the war affected them will be remembered.

Fiona McIntyre, community heritage manager, said: "The women who lived through the First World War made great sacrifices and certainly rose to the challenges they faced.

"It was a time when women defied both cultural and social barriers and made some incredible achievements.

"Many women were employed for the first time, taking over jobs traditionally thought of as being suitable only for men.

"It is only right that we commemorate this generation of truly inspiring women."

The talks are free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited.

The talks will take place as follows:

Friday 11 September, 1pm, Lancaster City Museum

Thursday 17 September, 2pm, Lostock Hall Library, South Ribble

Monday 28 September, 5.30pm, Bacup Library, Rossendale

Wednesday 30 September, 2.30pm, Bolton-le-Sands Library, Lancaster

Thursday 1 October, 10am, Euxton Library, Chorley

Thursday 8 October, 10am. Rishton Library, Hyndburn

Call 0300 123 6703 to book a place or call in at the library or museum.

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