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Keep the home fires burning.

Greasers at Wimbledon Station

The latest display to be installed at Merton Heritage Centre is part of our programme to mark both the end of World War 1 and 100 years since British women were first granted the vote.

Keep the Home Fires Burning looks at the vital contribution that Merton women made to the war effort and life on the home front. From leading recruitment drives and caring for Belgian refugees, to growing food, supporting charities and nursing, local women rose to the challenge. They also took on more hazardous roles, driving ambulances during air raids, staffing first aid posts in conflict zones and manufacturing munitions, often at the risk of their own health.

The exhibition will be on display at Merton Heritage Centre until 30 November.

For more information Tel. 020 8545 3239 or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

 

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