Forum calls for women’s war stories

The Forum. Photo by Simon Finlay

The Forum. Photo by Simon Finlay - Credit: EDP pics � 2011(01603) 772434

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.

Thousands of Norfolk women had their lives completely transformed during the First World War.

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

The Forum has received £90,000 of money raised by National Lottery players to deliver its three year project which is now focusing on First World War Women on active service in 2017, First World War Women's Legacy in 2018 and the 100th anniversary of Armisitice Day in November 2018.

Local people with information on the role of Norfolk women in the First World War can get in touch via or call 01603 727971.

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