Remembering the First World War – Hat Making in St. Albans

In January 2013 a group of 21 volunteers from the St. Albans Architectural and Archaeological Society began a research project to find out what life was like on the home front during the First World War

 In this short film, Jon Mein, joint leader of the project, talks about what the team discovered when they looked into the stories of those who appeared before the Military Service Tribunal and the changes that the war brought for just one local straw hat making company.

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