Her Stories

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Find out about the historic and current women of Salisbury, who have made significant contributions to our community and history.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most influential figures of the Middle Ages. She has been called the ‘Grandmother of Europe’ due to many of her descendants becoming kings, queens or empresses.

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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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Kate Edgar with her dog Mabel

Kate Edgar

Brought up in a theatrical family, Kate knew she was destined to work in some aspect of music or theatre and has had a varied, and often glittering career, taking the opportunities that came her way

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