LIFE on the home front for women during World War One is being explored in a series of presentations of county libraries.

Staff from the county council's community heritage team will be touring Lancashire throughout July.

The research experts will recall the contribution made by women and children and how the war affected them.

Fiona McIntyre, community heritage manager, said: "Wartime made huge differences to women's lives. Suddenly women became an active part of the workforce, rising to the challenge and making great sacrifices.

"Now British women weren't seen as only wives and mothers, but as a visible strength in public life, for the very first time. It was a time when women defied both cultural and social barriers and made some incredible achievements."

The first local date is at Nelson Library on July 1, from 7pm, with another pencilled in for Eccleston Library in Chorley the following Wednesday, at 10.30am, and a talk at Burnley's Rosegrove Library on Monday, July 13, at 6.30pm.