‘Lady Parsons, in declaring the hostel open, wished it every success, and said it was an honour to open a home for the women engaged in munition works.’
We’re fascinated by all the newspaper reports about women munition workers during the First World War.
In addition to all 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.
Newcastle Journal – Wednesday 17 May 1916
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Evening Telegraph – Monday 07 May 1917
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