Virtual  London’s Women of World War 1

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11 November 2021 Special 7 pm 8.15 pm Winter Book Now

Celebrate the extraordinary work of central London’s Women of World War 1 with London Walks and actress and tour guide Fiona-Jane Weston

What did Mummy do in the War?

Things she’d never done before!

In recognition of the women who fought for both country and women’s rights, Fiona-Jane brings to life the stories of Suffragettes and other heroines in a two-part virtual tour.


For the first time, ‘ordinary’ women became ambulance drivers, mechanics and railway workers. They made munitions, worked the land and even performed in the war zones. Things would never be the same again!

In this walk, Part 1 of the series, some of the women we cover include:

– brave and compassionate nurse Edith Cavell

– lyricist Lena Guilbert Brown who wrote the lyrics to Ivor Novello’s “Keep the Home Fires Burning” – the song that became the unofficial anthem of the War


-a largely unknown lawyer who fought the Law Society when women were not considered “persons” and were barred from becoming solicitors.

“..performed with charm and wit…maintains a light touch, imparting intriguing nuggets of information at every step.”The Times


1 review for London’s Women of World War 1

  1. Nicola Rivis

    Utterly inspired. To hear how women contributed to World War 1 was fabulous.

    Anyone attending will thoroughly enjoy their evening and will come away with extra bits of information that you will be able to recall at a later date.

    Fiona-Jane has a way of telling a story that makes you listen intently. Clear, concise and a great presence on screen and a wonderful aura. I could listen to her for hours, such a calmly voice.

    Fiona-Jane was extremely informative, and I enjoyed her talk very much. The slides were clear and concise, and it was good to see them set out as photos, maps etc. That always make a talk more personal and interesting to me.

    Fiona-Jane made the talk an extremely enjoyable event, nothing was left unturned and the content was a pleasure to listen to. I would love the opportunity to attend one of FJ’s talks again and would highly recommend her to friends and colleagues.

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