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  • 2014 – ‘Essex Girls’ Project Begins

    Signals Youth Film Club start work on their HLF project ‘Essex Girls’

    HLF CMYK 300DPI

2014
2014
  • 2010 – ‘The Only Way Is Essex’

    The TV show ‘The Only Way is Essex’ (often abbreviated as TOWIE) comes to our screens.

2010
2010
1997
1997
  • 1990 – Term ‘Essex Girl’ First Used

    The term ‘Essex Girl’ was first coined by Journalist Simon Heffer in an article about ‘Essex Man’ in 1990.

1990
1990
  • 1979 – First Female Prime Minister

    Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister and served three consecutive terms in office.

1979
1979

1968 – Dagenham Strikes

Female workers at the Ford plant in Dagenham went on strike for three weeks demanding equal pay. They argued that their ... Read more
1968
1968
1945
1945

1941 – Conscription for Women

In December 1941, the National Service Act (no 2) made the conscription of women legal. At first, only single women aged... Read more
1941
1941

1939 – 1945 – Women at War

With the start of World War Two many women began work on the land and in factories to help the war effort.

1939
1939
1939
1939
1928
1928
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