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Talking Tees Valley: Women of the Second World War

02 November 2023

Each month we use objects and photos from our museums in the Tees Valley to take a closer look at the lives and stories of people in our area.

In this pack, we are shining a light on the war work done by local women during the Second World War. From joining local industries to serving in the armed forces women played a vital role in the war effort.


Take a look through this pack to learn all about the role local women played throughout the Second World War through the objects, photos, and stories from our museum collections.

Download your pack here: Women of the Second World War.

Download the Word Document version (this version will be accessible for screen readers) here: Women of the Second World War.


Women walking down the gang plank at the Grey Shipyard Hartlepool

Women walking down the gangplank at the Grey Shipyard Hartlepool, 1943. Image courtesy of the Museum of Hartlepool.