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Come and join us at Home, Food & Family in WWI

Join us on Saturday 5 March 2016 at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings for a series of lectures and fascinating displays about Food and Family Life on the rural Home Front during World War One.

Schoolgirls 'dig for victory' in Worcestershire during World War One

Schoolgirls ‘dig for victory’ in Worcestershire during World War One

This conference explores how housewives, children and the home played a part in producing, preserving and preparing food during World War One.

Visitors to the conference will also gain free entry to the delightful Avoncroft Museum and have plenty of chance to explore the site and its wonderful historic buildings.

Click here to go to Eventbrite and book your place.

Download the programme: Home Food Family WHN PROGRAMME revised (4)

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Karen Hunt – University of Keele
  • Dr Stella Hockenhull – University of Wolverhampton 
  • Jennifer Doyle – Kings College, London.

The Dig for Victory campaigns of the Second World War have a firm place within popular consciousness – yet the similar activities engaged in by people on Britain’s Home Front in World War One, when food became a weapon of war, have received little attention.

We aim to address this during our event by bringing together academics, teachers, students and those working or and volunteering in heritage organisations or on community projects, to share their ideas, discoveries, interests and research.  Our programme of talks will be complemented by displays and exhibitions from community history groups.

DATE: Saturday 5 March 2016.  Registration and exhibitions from 10:30am, talks from 11-3pm.

VENUE: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Midlands B60 4JR.

ORGANISED BY: Women’s History Network (Midlands Region) and the Voices of War and Peace WWI Engagement Centre


Can I book and pay for my ticket by cheque?

Yes.  If you wish to book and pay by cheque through the post, please contact Janis Lomas for details:

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Avoncroft Museum’s website has full instructions on how to get here and where to park.

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