The picture links below will take you to pages that illustrate what life was like in Shipley and the surrounding area during the Great War. Among the themes being planned are work, the role of women, the part played by churches and the details that made up day-to-day life while war was raging. If you have any photos or documents that might help tell the story, please get in touch.
What shall we do today? Some advertisements that give a clue to how people were spending their leisure time.
How to honour dead heroes Local women write to give their ideas
Advertising 6 November 1914 A selection of the messages being seen by readers of the Shipley Times & Express early in the war.
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Women in Men’s roles Shipley women take on jobs left vacant by enlisted men
“Women’s Work” Before they started to take on men’s jobs, women did ‘their bit’ using domestic skills