Women Bank Clerks

FIRST FEMALE CLERKS AT LLOYDSWith the outbreak of the First World War, Lloyds Bank employed women as clerks for the first time. They replaced men who had joined the armed services. Nationally six women were taken on at the start of …


Women Police Officers

Photograph of Staffordshire policewomen in the early 1900s, courtesy of West Midlands Police Museum

Patrolling the streets of Whitchurch, Shropshire during the Great War, Emily Stephings and Isabella Hardy were amongst the first police women in the country. They say there’s something about a man in uniform. The uniformed men certainly acted as a …