tHE iDLE wOMEN
In World War II it was vital to keep goods moving up and down the canals. Part of this responsibility fell on the women on the Inland Waterways - the “Idle Women” as they became known.
This funny and moving performance looks at the difficulties and prejudices faced by these middle class women as they tried to “do their bit” and keep Britain moving and how their war work on the canals changed their lives forever.
Duration 50 minutes