Monday, 15th April, 2019

Munitionette and Factory Girl Footballers Draw the Crowds in the First World War, presented by Ed Waugh and Vik Kay
On Monday, 15th April South Shields Local History Group is hosting a talk by well-known local playwright Ed Waugh and regional actress Vik Kay, who both have a passion for local history. They will be telling the story of an event that took place during the First World War when women in the munitions factories and workplaces started playing football against each other. The games drew huge crowds and some of the players became football stars.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and find out more about the games that they played and the victories that made them famous. The Group meets between 5.15 – 6.45pm upstairs in Room A in Cleadon Park Library, at the end of Prince Edward Road. Visitors are welcome to attend at a charge of £1.