February – June 2020
This exhibition came about because of some time spent sorting through our collection stores. When going through our collection, we found lots of fantastic items that are not being seen by our visitors. We chose to showcase the 1940s after finding a box of women’s clothing that we absolutely loved and thought deserved to be in the spotlight.
From the start of World War 2 there were huge changes to women’s working lives. They were no longer only working in the home, but were also doing war work, such as joining the armed services, working on the land, in factories or in transport. This exhibition gives a taste of those women’s lives.