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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
07
May
1968

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
07
Jul
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.

07
Oct
1939

1914 – 1918 – Story of Kate Luard, World War One

Essex Girl, Kate Luard enlisted in the QAIMNSR (Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve) on August 6, 1914, two days after war was declared. She served in France & Belgium until 1918.

06
Nov
1914

1914 – 1918 – Women at War

As Britain’s men headed abroad to fight, women took their place in factories, shops and offices across the country.

06
Sep
1914

1903 – Suffragettes

The Women’s Social and Political Union (the Suffragettes) – was formed in 1903 and led by Emmeline Pankh... Read more
12
Dec
1903

1645 – Trial of Rebecca West

During 1645 Ann and her Daughter Rebecca West of Lawford in Essex were arrested on suspicion of witchcraft.  They were ... Read more
05
May
1645

1582 – Ursula Kemp

Ursula Kemp was an essex lady accused of witchcraft in 1582. She was held in a jail in her home village of St Osyth until her trial in Chelmsford where she was found guilty and hanged.

05
May
1582

AD 61 – Boudicca Leads Revolt Against The Romans

Boudicca was queen of the British Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the... Read more
09
Feb
0100
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