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New exhibition at Wymondham Heritage Museum to throw spotlight on women in the First World War

PUBLISHED: 15:41 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:41 03 July 2017

Hartie Clover, nee Elvin, was a post lady during the First World War. Wymondham Heritage Museum is searching for information about how women played a role in the conflict. Picture: Courtesy of  Wymondham Heritage Museum

Hartie Clover, nee Elvin, was a post lady during the First World War. Wymondham Heritage Museum is searching for information about how women played a role in the conflict. Picture: Courtesy of Wymondham Heritage Museum

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Researchers have appealed for help to build a picture of the role women played in the First World War for an upcoming exhibition.

Wymondham Heritage Museum plans to stage a display on the topic next year to mark the centenary of the war’s end in 1918.

Mike Foyle, the museum’s vice-president, said: “Maybe your great aunt was a nurse or kept services running like Miss Hartie Elvin, later Mrs Clover, who was a post lady during the 1914-1918 conflict?

“Two drop-in session have been arranged for anyone who has information they are happy to share.”

The sessions will take place on Saturday, July 15 and August 19 from 10am to midday.

Mr Foyle said: “Have a chat and a cup of tea with the museum’s staff about how your relative contributed to the war effort. Please bring any photographs or documents the museum can copy for the display.”

For more information, call Mr Foyle on 01953 603950.

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