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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Rosa Mathieson's talk on 'Women in the Railway' on Friday the 22nd of June

Rosa gave a real insight into life in the GWR works and life in general in the 1930, 40s and 50s. What was so interesting was that she showed many photographs of people who she had interviewed and knew personally.
It left me realising how little I know about people's actual lives in those days.
As a woman, I have been very conscious that History is usually just as it sounds, with an 's' missing.
I took a few photographs, here is one of a group of women:

And here's Rosa closing the computer down:
And people mingling, looking at the exhibition and heading for the wine:
Rosa also had copies of her book produced for the Book Project www.the100womenbookproject.com which aims to raise funds to help women in Nepal to help them selves.
Here's the cover of this fascinating book:
Stop Press:
There may be a trip in September to Chiswick House, there's a quiz on the 28th of September, Mike Yates will talk on 'Smashing Pots' on the 26th of October and John Farrow will talk about 'Ashdown House' on the 30th of November.
A proper flyer coming soon.

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