Welfare Hall Talk - The North Eastern Railway in the First World War

Wed 4th Nov :: 2pm & 3pm

The North Eastern Railway underwent huge changes in the First World War. A third of its workforce left to join the armed forces, and in their place thousands of women entered railway service on a grand scale for the first time.

The North Eastern Railway came under attack from air and sea, and despite this constant threat was vital in moving men, munitions and equipment to support the war effort. Based on years of research, this illustrated talk tells the fascinating story of the war on the home front and how it affected the North Eastern Railway.

Our Welfare Hall Talks take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm and 3pm, lasting 30 minutes each.

Refreshments will be available in the welfare hall.

As with all day time events and festivals, the Welfare Hall Talks are included in your Beamish Unlimited Pass.