Wednesday 26 October 3.30pm The Beacon £7 History fans- note the date in your diaries now! Television documentary producer and director Louise Heren will be revealing a refreshingly different angle on World War One – the true stories of a group of Norland nannies. These Edwardian women who were trained in child care at the highly prestigious Norland Institute went abroad to look after the offspring of Europe’s royalty, aristocracy and wealthiest families. When war broke out, their lives were thrown into turmoil; some fled for home, some tried to stay with their charges whilst others reinvented themselves as nurses in Flanders. Many of them sent back eye-witness accounts of how they coped in letters to their beloved Norland Institute and it is this correspondence which forms the basis of Heren’s book.
A social historian, author and Phd student with a passion for history based on personal testimony , Heren gives us the true accounts of a group of highly dedicated and opinionated women whose story has remained hidden until now and traces how the conflict changed their role in post-Edwardian Britain.
A must-see event for everyone interested in 20th century history.
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