Girl power

Your Family History - - Occupations: Firemen -

Women have long been in­volved in fire­fight­ing. Gir­ton Ladies’ Col­lege formed a fe­male fire brigade be­tween 1878 and 1932; a Liver­pool cigar fac­tory is also said to have a women’s fire brigade, and the Na­tional Fire Ser­vice em­ployed around 7000 fe­male staff dur­ing WW2, many of whom later re­ceived hero­ism awards.

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