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

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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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Adeline Cable in uniform at her desk in 1925

Adeline Cable

Adeline Cable (1864-1944) best known for her work as a matron at Salisbury Infirmary during the First World War.  Adeline Elizabeth Cable was born in

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Wren Hall the location of the choir school in Dora's time

Dora Robertson

Dora Robertson impacted on the history of Salisbury in two ways: by helping to secure the future of the Choristers School when it faced financial collapse in the 1920s, and by writing the first history of the Cathedral Close, a work still used as a standard reference work by historians today

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