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. 

 

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

Featured Women

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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Olivia in the garden

Olivia Chapple

You may have heard of the charity “Horatio’s Garden” but in this podcast you can listen to Horatio’s mother, Olivia, tell her story

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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