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The Ladies Bridge

21st October 2018 · 11:00am - 5:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 The Ladies Bridge

Most history starts with a find. So what happens when you start with an urban myth?

Today the Thames riverboat pilots tell the story of Waterloo Bridge being built by women during the Second World War. After years of trawling through archives, historian Dr Christine Wall discovered official history had no record of this.

In 2005, film-maker Karen Livesey, joined Dr Wall, and set out to find these women. The Ladies’ Bridge documentary explores why these bridge builders and 25,000 other female construction workers had been written out of history.

It was not until 2015, with the find of three photographs and a crucial interview from the documentary, that womens’ contribution to the building of the bridge was officially acknowledged.

Screening (on loop) between 11am – 5.30pm

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