A Woman’s Place: a celebration for International Women’s Day 2021

8 – 9th March 2021

The History of Consett Steelworks is proud to present a programme of talks highlighting the impact and input of women in the workforce, with particular relevance to the social and economic history of the north east. We are very grateful indeed to our five speakers who have brought us a range of excellent, informative pre-recorded talks on a diverse range of topics relating to women, their lives and their rights in work and society:

The timings for the talks on the 8 March will be as follows; click on the title on or after the scheduled time to access the relevant information and link to the recording. All recorded presentations will be available until the 8th April.

10.00am: Evidence of women and their lives in the Berwick Archives; Linda Bankier

12.00pm: The Women’s Banner Group – We Do More Than Make Banners!!; Laura Daly and Lynn Gibson

2.00pm: Ethel and Vera: two Kent women’s suffrage campaigners; Jennifer Godfrey

4.00pm: Women of the Works: the story of the women who made steel; Victoria Stevens

6.00pm: Tough Women in Tough Times: writing about the north east’s women at the end of World War I; Glenda Young

As well as our recordings of the presentations, we have our usual collection of Film Club recordings and a special gallery of images to celebrate the day.

If you have any images of Consett’s women workers or stories that you’d like to share then please do get in touch.

We are also pleased to have Margaret Hedley, researcher, genealogist and local author, to speak to us live on 9th March at 7pm. Margaret will be presenting her research on the role of women in mining and mining communities in her paper Women of the Durham Coalfield in the 19th Century.

All are welcome to attend via the zoom link below:

International Womens’ Day: Women of the Durham Coalfield in the Nineteenth Century

Time: Mar 9, 2021 19:00 London

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Please note: this presentation will not be recorded and we would ask you not to record the session should you attend. Many thanks indeed.

You can find out more about Margaret and her recent book, Women of the Durham coalfield in the 19th century: Hannah’s story via her website, https://pastuncovered.co.uk/