Munition Workers in World War One Workshop
The First World War was the first global conflict fought by industrialised nations. Each side was dependent upon a ready supply of munitions. Who were the people who worked in these factories and what did they do to support the men at the front?
In this workshop, we will look at where the munitions factories were and what people who worked in them did. We will consider working conditions and experiences, including the accidents which occurred, and what records may be available and where to find them.
Pre-booking is required because places are limited. Bookings close one day before the event.
Please note this is a face-to-face workshop, held in The Centre for Heritage and Family History in Reading. This will be repeated as an online workshop in quarter four.
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Richard is a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in industrial, military, and railway history and also the history of science. His current areas of research are industrial development in the Victorian period, the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century and the history of British Rail. Richard’s book about British Rail Engineering is due to be published by Pen and Sword early in 2024. He is currently researching a PhD in economic history and a new book about the Wantage Tramway Company.