Exhibition examining war in borough opens

The women and girls of Wallsend Slipways World War 1 wartime workforce.

The women and girls of Wallsend Slipways World War 1 wartime workforce.

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An exhibition examining the impact of the First World War on the shipyard and mining industries in North Tyneside is now open.

Coal, Ships & Zeppelins: North Tyneside in the First World War explores the story of the increased industrial production in the borough during wartime, from ship repair and production at the shipyards, to the pressure put on local women to fill many of the roles left by men who had signed up to serve on the front line.

The exhibition will run at Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum in Wallsend, until April 2015.

 

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