Life in Wolverton 100 Years Ago: 1914-1920 (Paperback)
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In 1914 Wolverton was the second largest town in Buckinghamshire and was in its prime as an industrial centre. The L&NWR carriage works employed over 5,000 and was the mainstay of the North Bucks economy. Life did not go on as normal during this period. Many, many young men volunteered for service and their place was taken by older men who came out of retirement and, for the first time, women. Women were not paid anything close to a man's wage in that era and in 1915 the women at McCorquodales were compelled to go on strike, and this may have been the first strike by women anywhere in the country.
This volume take material from books previously published in 2014 and 2015 as Wolverton During bthe First World War, Volumes 1 and 2.