Her Salisbury Story

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. 

New on the website is our competition. This is for you if you have literary ambitions, are a woman ages between 20 & 35 and live in the SP postcode area. To find out more about the competition and the fabulous prizes visit our Win a Tuscan (Re)treat page 

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

Featured Women

Bishop June Osborne wearing a purple cassock

June Osborne

Listen to Bishop June talk about her journey from inner city Manchester to bishop in the Church in Wales via the Deanery of Salisbury

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Salome is seated and holding a book

Salome Pelly

Dr Rosa Salome Pelly was a remarkable woman. Daughter of Bishop Wordsworth she was one of the first women to read medicine at Oxford, as well as reading her story you can listen to her daughter Robina talking about her mother’s life

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Jacquiline beside one of the sculptures in the Spirit and Endeavour Exhibition on the day the cathedral reopened after the first lockdown

Jacquiline Creswell

You may not recognise the name but many reading this will have seen the amazing art exhibitions at Salisbury Cathedral. Listen to the story of how Jacquiline made the journey from growing up in apartheid SouthAfrica to Visual Arts Advisor at Salisbury Cathedral

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Credit: Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum painting by Frank Brooks 1854-1937

Maria Ridout

Mrs Maria Ridout (née Corp) 1814-188 Mrs Ridout and the Coombe Express by Frank Brooks (1854 – 1937) With kind permission of the Salisbury & South

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Cornelia Relaxing with her dogs

Cornelia Funke

Often referred to as the ‘German J K Rowling’, in this podcast Cornelia talks about her love affair with Salisbury and the book she set in the city and its surroundings

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News

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.

Watch our new promotional video here