The Women of World War I – Lest we forget, lest we forget

(2 customer reviews)

Westminster Underground station, London (exit 4, opposite Big Ben)

Guided by Fiona-Jane Weston

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
13 November 2021 Special 11.15 am 1.15 pm Winter

Celebrate the extraordinary work of London’s Women of World War 1.

Actress, singer and tour guide extraordinaire Fiona-Jane Weston takes us there.

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.

For the first time, ‘ordinary’ women became ambulance drivers, mechanics and railway workers. They made munitions. They worked the land. They even performed in the war zones.

Things would never be the same again!

“intriguing nuggets of information at every step” The Times

The walk is a series of encounters with remarkable women.

Encounters that are also discoveries. In the words of The Times: “..performed with charm and wit…maintains a light touch, imparting intriguing nuggets of information at every step.”

An example of some of the women we’ll be keeping company with:

– 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.

2 reviews for The Women of World War I – Lest we forget, lest we forget

  1. Tessa Naylor

    I participated in this well attended Walk and found it fascinating. Fiona Jane is clearly an expert on this topic and delivers her material in a most absorbing, entertaining and highly knowledgeable way. Everything about the Walk was engaging, polished and enjoyable. She has inspired for me, not just further guided Walks to be booked but further visits of monuments and places highlighted on this Walk

  2. Alison Prince – Fulham & Chelsea WI Committee – Speakers & Events

    Fiona Jane has a wonderfully warm manner about her, and had obviously done a great deal of research in putting her walk on The Women of World War I together. It was packed with stories of inspiring women, and interesting detail which I would never have known. We’re lucky to live in a city with so much history, and FJ brilliantly brought it to life.

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