Monthly Archives: April 2017

The contribution of women on the WW1 Home Front in our area

Pauline Alden has been researching more stories about our local women during the First World War. Some were working as nurses at Nunthorpe Hall VAD Hospital, some were volunteering to support soldiers and sailors at York Station. Thousands of servicemen passed through the station during the war and were in great need of refreshments, and […]

The Dodsworth sisters

Anne Houson has been researching the three Dodsworth sisters, Dorothy, Kit and Evie, and their role in the First World War.  Although they came from a privileged background and lived at Clifton before the war, Dorothy worked as a VAD nurse at Nunthorpe Hall and the sisters were also working at Cooke’s munition factory in […]