Leeds Welcome | Talk: You’re Nicked – The First Women Police Officers

Talk: You’re Nicked – The First Women Police Officers

The first women policing in Leeds went on the beat over in the early 1900s. Women started policed the city as volunteers during the First World War up to the early part of the 1920s. Writer and historian Chris Nickson has researched the stories of these early women PCs and the history behind this¬†tumultuous time. Find out how these early women police constables broke new ground for all those who followed in this informative talk. THIS TALK IS PART OF A PROGRAMME OF AFTERNOON WOMEN’S HISTORY TALKS LINKED TO ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM’S 2018 EXHIBITION A WOMAN’S PLACE. The exhibition features stories and objects from strong pioneering women such as Leonora Cohen and Nicola Adams, from 1860 to the present day. Discover how everyday life has changed for women in the home, school and workplace. Find out more at []

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