Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

Remembering Goole Women During World Wars

Remembering Goole Women During World Wars

The Goole Civic Society unveiled a Blue Plaque on Saturday to celebrate the women of Goole and Old Goole who worked in the town’s shipyards during World War 1 and 2.

Andrew said, "It was weather for ducks in Old Goole this Saturday but that didn't take away from the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque in recognition of the role of Old Goole and Goole women in both world wars working in the shipyards. For many of these women this work was a liberation as it marked the start of a change in how society viewed women. Well done to all of the volunteers at the Goole Civic Society who made this possible. 

"This year also marks the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote. As a government we have made grants available for community events to Mark this important anniversary. The Goole Civic Society fortunately received one of these for the reception and entertainment at the Old Goole Working Men's Club that followed the unveiling. We really should have renamed it Working Women's Club I guess! 

"Well done to the Civic Society and everyone involved in this important project. #girlpower"

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