This quarter, we have not just one but two talks on aspects of the railways in World War One. This first talk will explore how conscription impacted Britain’s railway companies and how the role of women on the railway changed during World War One. Discover how the railway companies contributed to essential war work. How they used their massive manufacturing capacity to support the army. Plus, how they contributed to the development of new technology used in the field. We will examine how government control impacted upon the railways during the war years and the legacy it left for post war Britain.
After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.
2 - 3.30pm
About Berkshire Family History Society
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.