All of the information on this website has been researched and created by dedicated and hard-working volunteers from the local community and led by Project Researcher Sarah Gathercole. Without their huge contribution of time and effort, the women’s stories would have remained hidden in archives.
As well as researching in local and national archives, libraries, museums and online resources, our volunteers have learned digital storytelling skills, using these to capture the memories of local residents with stories to share of family members who lived 100 years ago. Others have been knitting, sewing, re-creating uniforms, making cakes, reading and exploring women’s poetry and discussing women’s art, all in the context of the Great War.
We would like to thank the following volunteers for their contributions:
The Crafty Knitters, Oswestry Borders U3A Art Appreciation Group, Jan Hedger, Vic and Cath Baldry, Harry Orr, Jenny Wilbraham, Lyn Barker, Janis Menage, Bobby Coleman, Debbie Cavill, Janet Gill, Sarah Thursfield, Anne Lynch, Jane Daley, Val Nelson, Pauline Faulkner, Irene Davies, Diane Mathers, Dianne Arnold, Martin Carruthers, Ron Pugh, Shirley Willis, Val Pickavance, Ethan Griffiths and Huw Francis.