Women’s football team, 1917-18

Wednesday 11th February 2015, 11.15am (day 1,266)

Women's football team, 11/2/15

Visited the National Football Museum today, on a reconnaissance for a field trip I will be bringing my students on in a couple of weeks’ time. Yes, I get to take them to the Football Museum — and why not, it’s an interesting place, worth exploring. This exhibit, for example — showing a womens’ football team pictured during World War I, a time at which due to the regime’s need for labour women’s rights had quite a flowering. And then, as evidenced by the quote along the top of this image, they were then squashed over again (“The game of football is quite unsuitable for women and ought not to be encouraged” — from the Football Association, 1921). As goes football, so go many other areas of life.

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