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Treasure Of The Month

World War I Vacation on a Northamptonshire Farm

In this photograph, St Hilda's students work on a Northamptonshire Farm in the Long Vacation as part of their war-work duties. During the First World War, students also staged plays to raise money for the Prisoners of War Fund, rolled bandages and helped out at the Army Ordnance Depot in Didcot, and provided entertainment for wounded soldiers and nursing staff. Hear more from our Archivist Oliver Mahony about this treasure from St Hilda's archives.

WWI 'vacation' for St Hilda's students on a Northamptonshire Farm