Life on the home front

Women working in a Woolwich armaments factory during World War One.

Women working in a Woolwich armaments factory during World War One.

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Linda Nicoll was Abertay Probus Club’s guest speaker at their meeting in Woodlands Hotel on Wednesday morning.

Introduced by president Jack Wells the speaker gave an interesting account of life in Dundee during the Great War.

With men being recruited for war women took over their jobs in mills etc and children knitted for soldiers.

Concerts and musical evenings were organised to raise money and in February 1918 National Savings Certificates were introduced to help finance the war effort.

In 1916 classes were organised for wounded soldiers to enable them to try and gain work. Times were hard and women took over most of the work factories but at lower rates than their male counterparts.

George Kerr proposed the vote of thanks.