Inspiring women: the legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire
We were awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project, Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire. In 1918, the last year of the First World War, the Representation of the People Act allowed some women to vote for the first time. This project explores and shares stories about South Gloucestershire’s women to celebrate their achievements today and over the last 100 years.
The story of women’s achievements in South Gloucestershire includes the role women have played in the development of science, technology engineering and maths (STEM), industry, culture, sport, local politics, public service and social justice. We aim to inspire women from all walks of life, promoting an understanding of the legacy and value of women’s contribution over the last 100 years and how this has influenced our lives today.
Search these useful links to find the perfect learning resource for your primary and secondary groups.
A presentation is also available for schools and groups to download and use.
Download and play our board game (for ages 11 plus, as well as adult groups). Played with the usual snakes and ladders board and counters, this game promotes discussion among players with an additional pack of cards which detail the time line of the laws which have effected women’s equality.
Browse our selection of recommended reading
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View the Inspiring Women exhibition at the following locations:
Please check the website for individual opening hours.
|Winterbourne Medieval Barn||8/09/2018 – 9/09/2018 (12 noon – 5pm)|
|Kingswood Heritage Museum||11/9/2018 – 2/10/2018|
|Bradley Stoke Library||8/10/2018 – 29/10/2018|
|Thornbury Library||5/11/2018 – 26/11/2018|
|Yate Library||3/12/2018 – 07/01/2019|
|Patchway Library||22/1/2019 – 4/2/2019|
|Staple Hill Library||12/3/2019 – 1/4/2019|
|Hanham Library||8/4/2019 – 29/4/2019|
|Kingswood Library||6/5/2019 – 27/5/2019|
|Downend Library||3/6/2019 – 24/6/2019|
|Winterbourne Library||1/7/2019 – 22/7/2019|
The project has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.
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