Her Salisbury Story

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

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Pattie Oliver on Stage by Ernest Edwards 1863 - 67 National Portrait Gallery

Martha Cranmer Oliver

Martha or Patti as she was also known was an well known actress and theatre manager described as ‘…one of the most refined and accomplished actress[es] of her day’.

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St Anne's Street looking towards the cathedral

Sarah Fielding

Sarah Fielding was one of the earliest professional female authors. Her work is now being appraised to establish her as an early feminist writer

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Bishop June Osborne wearing a purple cassock

June Osborne

June Osborne Bishop of Llandaff is one of the most senior clerics in the Church of England. She has led the way for women to break through the ‘stained glass’ ceiling and become ordained ministers rising through the ranks of the church hierarchy.

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Picture of Becky Twigg by a river

Becky Twigg

Becky Twigg is an organic gardener with a passion for the natural world who created the Secret Garden in Salisbury

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26 The Close showing the side going up Rosemary Lane

Geraldine Symons

Geraldine Symons was a well regarded children’s author who drew widely her childhood in the cathedral close to provide backdrops for her novels.

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Mandy Baggot wearing a red jacket

Mandy Baggot

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance,

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