The Gas Girls – a hidden history of World War One

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Date: , 2022
Time: to
Location: Bedminster Library
Price: Free
With: Christine Townsend
Series: South Bristol History Festival
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Section: Events
Subjects: Women, World War I
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In a tribute to the community theatre group acta based in Gladstone Street, Bedminster and their 2014 play Gas Girls, Christine Townsend examines the exposure of a piece of lost Bristolian history that has international repercussions to this day. Acta’s research helped to publicise the top secret production of mustard gas in Avonmouth factories during World War 1, and the lives of the women who carried out this dangerous work.

Come and hear about the brilliant research conducted by Acta and the original stage play produced and performed by local residents to help mark the centenary of the beginning of World War One in 1914.

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