From Women at War to the Yorkshire Watermen

February 24, 2023

Snaith Historical Society’s next meeting will feature a talk on the lives of the Yorkshire Watermen.

The meeting will be held in the Institute, West Cowick at 7pm on Thursday, March 9. David Scrimgeour will give an interesting account on the lives of the Yorkshire Watermen and their families whose work on the rivers and canals was important for the transportation of goods in the pre-motorway Yorkshire. At the last meeting of the club, held on Thursday, February 9, Tony Saxton delivered a talk on the subject of Women at War. The talk covered a range of subjects including the role of women in medieval warfare, the story of the “Radium Girls’ and the role of women in the Second World War. The meeting was attended by a bumper turnout and a good time was had by all. Everyone is welcomed to attend the next meeting, which is £3 for members and £4 for visitors.

Tony Saxton spoke at the recent Snaith Historical Society meeting. He is pictured with Snaith Historical Society’s secretary, Frances Chambers and chairman Ron Christian. (16-02-124 SU)

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