Blog, Women's History


WOMEN AND MONEY George Campbell Gosling, University of Wolverhampton       This is all about women’s historic relationship with money. That thought didn’t occur to me until quite late in the day. I’d spent a decade researching Britain’s pre-NHS…

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Politics, Source, Women's History

ASYLUM STAFF RECORDS: A source for studying the Home Front in World War I

There is no indication in the records as to why women left their post except in the rare instances when the word “married” has been noted … Did those women employed for less than a year leave because they were considered unsuitable for the post or did they find the job was not for them ? A newspaper report in 1917 concerning the assault of a former nurse, Mary Elizabeth Parry, stated that after nursing at the Asylum during 1916 she left to become a clerk at the munitions factory outside Chester …