Edenbridge before and during World War One

Women in the War

THE WOMEN OF THE EDEN VALLEY had to take over traditionally male jobs to keep the country going. Here are just a few roles then women stepped in to locally:

  • —Tannery – producing leather much in demand during the war
  • —Military – Particularly in the WRAF at Penshurst.
  • —Agriculture – 850 members of the Women's Land Army in Kent
  • —Hospitals – there were numerous VAD hospitals locally.