Dick Kerr Ladies star at IWM

Dick Kerr Ladies Football Team
Dick Kerr Ladies Football Team

The story of Preston’s amazing wartime women’s football team, The Dick Kerr Ladies, will be part of a festival coming soon to Manchester’s Imperial War Museum.

As part of the museum’s celebration of wartime health and fitness, the Fit For Action festival will feature a performance about the Preston munitions factory ladies who used to draw crowds of thousands to their games until they were banned from FA grounds.

The museum’s regular live group, What A Performance, will bring their story and other tales to life on Wednesdays and Thursdays from August 7 to 29, at 11.15pm, 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm.

Fit For Action encourages families to get fit and find out about wartime fitness with lots of free activities until Wednesday, September 4.