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#IWD2024 Inspiring Inclusion

Sigbi asked us to provide photos for IWD2024 in advance, to be incorporated into their video released on the day. We assembled on the steps of the Guildhall with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for a photo shoot.

We had a quick coffee in the High Street and went on to the Cathedral Cloisters where the annual pancake races were being held in the dry – the endless rain making it too wet to hold them outside. It was great to see children of all sizes running with frying pans and pancakes!

We also took the chance to take a few more photos!

On 8 March a group of us met up for a meal at Tinga, before walking to the Arts Centre for a performance by Louise Jordan called ‘Her Stories’. In song and speech she told the stories of a variety of women, many of whom were not well known. How many of these do you know about?? Click on the names to find out more:

Dorothy Lawrence

Munitions workers of Priddy’s Hard

Vera Brittain

Aletta Jacobs

Lovey Warne

Florence Nightingale not just a nursing pioneer!

The Surplus Women (unmarried women as result of men killed in WWI)

Hertha Ayrton

The Dick,Kerr’s Ladies football team

Louise de Bettignies

Hannah Mitchell

We all enjoyed an entertaining and educational evening!