On Friday 8th June 2018, the Firing Line Museum was delighted to host Dr Nadine Muller from Liverpool John Moore’s University. Nadine is the Project Manager and Researcher on the ‘War Widows’ Stories’ project.
In collaboration with The War Widows Association, the event took place to remember War’s Forgotten Women, taking the form of an In-Conversation event about War Widows Past and Present.
People were invited to join the conversation between historians and war widows in the stunning surroundings of Cardiff Castle and amidst the fascinating collections of the Firing Line Museum to learn about the lives and stories of those who to this day remain war’s forgotten women. It truly was humbling to hear from those who had experienced first-hand the loss of their partners during their Army service; as well as hearing about the struggles that these courageous women face/faced following their devastating losses. It seems appropriate that this event took place ahead of the Processions events, which took place around the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of winning the rights for the first women to vote electorally.
As Curator of the Firing Line Museum, it opened my eyes to the stories and narratives that need to be included within the museum and as we head towards 2020, the 10th anniversary of the museum having been opened to the public, I look forward to revisiting some of the narratives that we include within our exhibits.