Here are details of the first set of entries for this year’s WHN Community Prize. Winners will be announced at the WHN annual conference.
Aberdeen Women’s Heritage Trail
Aberdeen Women’s Alliance, Glasgow Women’s Library and Aberdeen’s Central Library
This project created a Heritage Trail, which now has twelve stops. With more than one woman connected to some stops the trail features the lives of twenty one women and spans over four hundred years of women’s history.
Southam Women in World War I
Southam Heritage Collection and community members
An exhibition uncovering the almost lost history of the Grange VAD Hospital in Southam, Warwickshire presented at Vivian House, Southam Heritage Centre.
Nottingham Women in WWI
This pamphlet was compiled by Nottingham Women’s History Group as there was very limited information relating to Nottingham women’s involvement in the First World War.
The group were keen to produce a small pamphlet which would raise awareness about women in the locality – when the hundred year commemoration of the War appeared to consist solely of masculine perspectives.
Bedminster Tobacco Women
Bedminster Tobacco Women Project
An oral history to document the working lives of the thousands of women who worked in Bristol’s tobacco industry. The massive W.D. and H.O. Wills factories dominated the economy of Bedminster, in central Bristol, for over 100 years. There has been no written history of the industry since the 1920s.