11 September—1 December 2018

Bristol women at war

The First World War brought in a great shift in the workplace, yet despite common misconceptions, women were hugely involved in the war from home.

They took on jobs traditionally performed by men. These involved lead roles in organisations such as Bristol Inquiry Bureau and the Red Cross Society. They were also regularly taking on responsibilities within hospitals and factories.

Using archival documents and photographs, this exhibition examines how Bristol women contributed to the war effort and kept families running whilst husbands, brothers and sons were away on the front line.