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

Amanda in the Chapel during refurbishment

Amanda Newbery

Listen to Amanda’s journey from working in an estate agents, to manufacturing, to running a nightclub and discover the importance of the night-time economy to the city

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Bette Blackwell at 20

Bette Blackwell

Bette was one of thousands of civilian women recruited during World War Two into a secret workforce producing Spitfires1 in factories hidden in Salisbury and the surrounding areas

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picture of Jill Furze taken at the Ealing Studios in 1939 wearing a hat

Jill Furse

Jill Furse was a young actress of rare talent who enjoyed brief success in the late 1930s. Thwarted by both ill health and the Second World War, she was nevertheless determined to live a full and joyful life and is remembered as much for her effect on others as for her acting credits.

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Eve Warton at the chalke Valley History Festival 2021

Evelyn Warton

Hear Eve talk about her amazing life, full of unusual twists and turns. From a cocooned life of privilege in-between the wars, to joining the WRNS to becoming part of a new elite category known as Night Vison Testers, to a happy family life after the war despite being impacted by sorrow and loss

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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