Welcome to Her Salisbury Story

Celebrating Salisbury women past and present!  Come on in and read or listen to their inspiring stories.

We are all about sharing the achievements of women past and present who have made a difference to our city or indeed the wider community. Meet female builders, cutlers and publicans as well as doctors, gardeners, artists and authors. Our articles about historic women have been written and researched by our volunteers while on the contemporary side volunteers have been recording interviews with inspirational women for you to listen to. 

We had a brilliant week at the Chalke Valley History Festival!

 A big thank you to all the project team members and volunteers who looked  helped during the week and  of course to our sponsor Parker Bullen

Talk or Walk? We are now offering local organisations the opportunity to book a talk or a guided walk . If your organisation is interested please download this booking form for walks and talks, complete it and return it to us. 

Find out how our writing competition winners got on at Cornelia Funke’s retreat in Tuscany

Allegra, Bronwen & Pippa have all written about their experiences, share in the magic of Fraggina here

HSS at the Chalke Valley History Festival
HSS at the Chalke Valley History Festival

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.

Featured Women

Jane in her usual bright clothing

Rosa Jane Pelly

Jane Pelly was a well respected and influential educator, chiefly in Nigeria, throughout the second half of the twentieth century

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A photo postcard taken around 1917 shows Mrs Hazel in her long dress and cap operating the ferry across the Avon at Alderbury, Wiltshire.

Jane Hazel

Mrs Jane Hazel and the Alderbury Ferry (1843-1920) the index photo was taken around 1917 and shows Mrs Hazel in her long dress and cap

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Caroline Lanyon

Find out about Caroline’s professional life as a theatrical costumier and her commitment to campaigning for causes she passionately believes in.

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