Anonymous Women – The Ladies of the Field

Contributed by Julie Moore For this third in a series of occasional blogs on ‘anonymous’ women, I thought I would share with you one of those very exciting moments that can happen when doing research...

Anonymous Women and some thoughts on that title

Contributed by Julie Moore As promised, the pieces which appear under the title of ‘Anonymous Women’ will be a ‘warts and all’ account of my research process. Already, just a few days in, it is becom...

First Thoughts on Anonymous Women

Contributed by Julie Moore Over the past three years, the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ team have heard many stories of how people coped during the four years of the First World War. From allotments to foo...

International Women’s Day, Alexandra Grantham

Contributed by Dr Vivien Newman According to its own website, International Women’s Day ‘celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.’ I admit to being skeptica...

History of Dawlish Violets

Dr Julia Neville is an Honorary Fellow in the History Department at Exeter University, and serves on the Council of the Devon History Society.    The Strand Centre in Dawlish have published a leaflet...

Berta Ruck: A war-time best-seller

Contributed by Andrew Maunder In its notice of her death in 1978 The Times explained of Berta Ruck (1878-1978) that she had been “a novelist of popular stamp, who wrote very largely for and about you...

Back to the Front Project – Handmaidens of Death

As part of the Abbot’s Langley’s ‘Back to the Front’ project the Flatpack Theatre Company will be performing Herbert Tremaine’s Handmaidens of Death, a First World War play which deals with the exper...