The Home Front in World War One

Blackouts, rationing and air raids were not just features of the Second World War, they were all experienced during the First World War too. Our talk on 27 May looks at how the war affected the lives of everyone living on Tyneside, the opportunities it gave to some and the problems it brought to others. Anthea Lang, formerly Local History & Heritage Manager for Gateshead Council and author of four local history books, will discuss the effects of the war on the people of Tyneside both during the war and afterwards.

Rose Vanner, Gateshead's first lady tram conductress in 1916

Rose Vanner, Gateshead’s first lady tram conductress in 1916

The talk will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at The Corner House, Heaton Road, NE6 5RP at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm as we are expecting a full house). It’s essential to book your place by contacting maria@heatonhistorygroup.org /07443 594154. Booking is currently open to Heaton History Group members only but any remaining seats will go on general sale in mid-March. This event has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our ‘Heaton Avenues in Wartime’ project.

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