Women munition workers in WW1 – an advert for overalls and the opening of a hostel in Newcastle – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Women munition workers in WW1 – an advert for overalls and the opening of a hostel in Newcastle

We’re fascinated by all the newspaper reports about women munition workers during the First World War.

In addition to the news and personal stories, there are some terrific adverts for hiring workers (we always like to know how much money our ancestors were earning) and the clothes that they needed for their work, etc.

Included below is an advert for the overalls that munition workers required, and also a story about the opening of a hostel in Newcastle in 1916 for women and girls who worked in munitions.

historical newspaper report on Women Munitions Workers in World War One

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 18 April 1918

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19180418/053/0004

historical newspaper report on Women Munitions Workers in World War One

Newcastle Journal – Wednesday 17 May 1916

Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000569/19160517/004/0003

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