December 2020, Oldham Branch Monthly talk
... our first to be given on zoom
In September 1914 the Failsworth sub-division of the Red Cross was formed.
Their remit was to:
(i) provide extra 'Comforts' for East Lancashire soldiers in time of war.
(ii) provide equipment for hospitals at home and field hospitals overseas.
Women all over the country, would gather together, in War Comfort Groups to provide the 'Comforts' which, to 21st century eyes, appear to be the bare essentials.
This is the story of one such group.
Given by Sheila Goodyear
Women's War Interest Committee in Manchester during WW1
NORTHERNERS FROM THE ICE AGE TO THE 21st CENTURY
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE & the 1913 NUWSS Pilgrimage
October 12th, 1941 : The Night Oldham was Bombed
THE AMAZING MARY HIGGS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PEAK FOREST CANAL
HAIL SMILING MORN
SADDLEWORTH MORRIS MEN & ANNUAL RUSHCART
2018, Manchester, St. Peter's Square :
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE - a brief introduction