A FLINTSHIRE celebrated the lives of local women during the First World War.

The event took place at Mancot Community Library on Saturday (November 16) - courtesy of volunteers and Aura Wales Leisure and Libraries.

The exhibition was entitled 'Hidden Voices of WWI' and included talks from Sophie Fish, Aura's culture and heritage manager, as well as Quay Watermen's Association heritage officer Celia Drew.

Sarah Pevely, curator for Aura Wales, said:“It isn’t often that you hear women’s stories from World War I, so it was our aim to give voices to the local women who risked their lives in the war effort.

"Students from Holywell High School and Venerable Edward Morgan Catholic Primary School in Shotton pupils helped us with our research and used census data and photographs to do some creative writing. They also did some artwork with a local artist which will be exhibited with a replica munitions worker uniform at the exhibition.”

Gabrielle West, one of the five women to be discussed at the event, documented her experience at the Queensferry munitions factory during World War I as one of the first women police officers.

A series of her diaries entitled Menus, Munitions and Keeping the Peace, helped to inform the research for this project and will be on show on the day.

Mancot Library will be hosting a Christmas fair on Sunday, December 1 - the library is solely self-funded so people are urged to attend to lend their support.