Event 538

Robert Protheroe-Jones

Welsh Industry and the First World War

Venue: Hay Castle

Welsh coal, copper and steel played crucial roles in equipping and supporting the armed forces. Other industries such as slate were deemed non-essential and their workforces transferred to war production. Lloyd George’s Ministry of Munitions ushered in a new era of government-directed industrial production and disposition of workforces, both male and female. Protheroe-Jones is Principal Curator Industry, National Waterfront Museum Swansea.

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