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

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Eve Warton at the chalke Valley History Festival 2021

Evelyn Warton

Hear Eve talk about her amazing life, full of unusual twists and turns. From a cocooned life of privilege in-between the wars, to joining the WRNS to becoming part of a new elite category known as Night Vison Testers, to a happy family life after the war despite being impacted by sorrow and loss

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head and shoulders shot of professor Oyston

Petra Oyston

What does it take to win the 2018 Women in Defence “Innovator of the Year” award? Passion, curiosity and a lot of determination!

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Bishop June Osborne wearing a purple cassock

June Osborne

Listen to Bishop June talk about her journey from inner city Manchester to bishop in the Church in Wales via the Deanery of Salisbury

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Salome is seated and holding a book

Salome Pelly

Dr Rosa Salome Pelly was a remarkable woman. Daughter of Bishop Wordsworth she read medicine at Oxford combining her career with being mother of 5 children. As well as reading her story you can listen to her daughter Robina talking about her mother’s life

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Jacquiline beside one of the sculptures in the Spirit and Endeavour Exhibition on the day the cathedral reopened after the first lockdown

Jacquiline Creswell

You may not recognise the name but many reading this will have seen the amazing art exhibitions at Salisbury Cathedral. Listen to the story of how Jacquiline made the journey from growing up in apartheid SouthAfrica to Visual Arts Advisor at Salisbury Cathedral

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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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