Her Salisbury Story

 Photo credits: Mary Alice Douglas (Goldophin School) Joan Popley (Salisbury City Council) Dorothy Lawrence (public domain) June Osborne (Llandaff Cathedral)  Becky Twigg (Becky Twigg)

Welcome to Her Salisbury Story

Help us to tell the stories of Salisbury women past and present

Her Salisbury Story is looking for volunteers to help with this exciting project in a variety of ways.

Can you see yourself helping to research historic women or interviewing women of today who have contributed to their local community or wider society? These are two of the volunteering opportunities available.

We are keen to recruit volunteers from a wide variety of communities in the city and nearby towns and villages. To find out more visit our Get Involved page.

You can also nominate a woman to be researched  / interviewed using the button below.


Has logo depicting e women young middle-aged and older representing the diversity of people we hope to reach

Historic Women

Find out about the women who played a significant part in the City’s  history from publicans to countesses

Contemporary Women

Discover the women in today’s Salisbury who are making a difference both locally and in the wider community.

Join our Mailing List

Would you like to be kept in touch with developments in the project and to be invited to forthcoming events we are planning in the city? We are happy to add you to our mailing list with no obligation on your part, unless you want to join us at an event or gathering in the future. The project will run until autumn 2021 so there is plenty of time to get involved.
To join our mailing list please complete this form and we will do the rest! 


Featured Women

image of Sarah Maria Fawcett

Sarah Maria Fawcett

By Dr Jane Howells Maria Fawcett (1830-1923) was a member of the Fawcett family prominent in Salisbury.  She never married, lived in or near Salisbury

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Picture of Dorothy Lawrence in her WW1 soldier's uniform

Dorothy Lawrence

The only English woman soldier in the Royal Engineers 51st Division 79th Tunnelling Co. She is also remembered as the only woman who fought in the First World War disguised as a man.

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