The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is; ‘forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world’.
World War I saw great changes in the UK to the number of women in the workforce including at the Royal Worcester factory. Unfortunately it is hard to say for certain how many women were employed on the manufacturing side of the business. However, we do have the names and details of the office workers during this time period.
In 1914 there were 15 men and only 4 women employed in the offices. Numbers rose to 7 women and 13 men by 1918.
Read the full story in our website research section, link.