Women the focus of heritage exhibition

(Caption: Christmas card issued by the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, Christmas 1918. Issued to Jean Graham of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (Service Number: 17041). North East Lincolnshire Archives Reference: 518/8/1.)

Extraordinary local women are to be celebrated in an exhibition at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, as part of Heritage Open Days.

Displays from Lincs Inspire’s Archives and Grimsby Central Library will focus on famous local women, including Brenda Fisher, Patricia Hodge and Madge Kendal. There will also be a display of items relating to the contribution made by women to the war effort in both of the great conflicts of the 20th century.

Visitors will have a chance to see documents, photographs and artefacts relating to the women who served in the Armed Forces and those who worked on the Home Front in the Grimsby Shell Factory, Tickler’s Jam Factory and the tank works of William Foster & Co in Lincoln.

Staff will also offer a helping hand to visitors interested in discovering their own family history.

Grimsby Town Hall will also be open (10am to 4pm) for visitors to discover Grimsby’s past in the Time Trap Museum as well as tours of the wider building.

For more information about Heritage Open Days visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk