First World War Women
Their war, their lives, their stories
Needing a million pairs of socks before Christmas 1914, the only place to turn was to women! Toddlers to octogenarians alike knitted for national survival.
As men joined up and left for the barracks and then the battlefields it was up to the women to:
The top picture shows eight year old Amy's original wartime knitting needles and wool. (Photo courtesy Brodsworth Hall).
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