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. 

Saturday 16 October saw us celebrating Her Salisbury Story at an afternoon event in Salisbury Methodist Church. Over 100 people joined us to hear about women who had made a difference in Salisbury.

Highlights included: A conversation with two of our contemporary women Tracy Daszkiewicz & Susi Mason who took on roles supporting the community during the Novichok crisis, a live-stream to Cornelia Funke  in Tuscany who announced the winners of our literary competition and author Mary Ann Sieghart talking about ‘The Authority Gap’ and how it impacts all our lives. More on the  event coming shortly in a news item.

Her Salisbury Story celebration 16th October 20221
Her Salisbury Story celebration 16th October 20221

Featured Women

Margery Sharp

Margery Sharp

Margery Sharp was the best-selling writer, playwright and screenwriter of adult and children’s whimsical fiction who inspired the box office busting Disney film ‘The Rescuers’.

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Probably Jane Collier

Jane Collier

Jane Collier was one of the first women satirists in England. She was born in Steeple Langford near Salisbury in 1715.

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Elizabeth Harris

Much has been written about Elizabeth Harris but no account of women who played a key role in the history of Salisbury would be complete without her.

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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