We’ve been taking a look at some of the interesting posts we have written over the years about local women and women’s organisations, here are 7 of our favourite posts to celebrate International Women’s Day
An interesting story in the annuals of Barnstaple’s history is that of Ulalia Page of Plymouth who was sentenced to death for murdering her husband when the Assizes were held in Barnstaple in 1590.
2. The Jewell in Barnstaple’s Crown – Twelve Months of War & the Splendid Work of Barnstaple’s Mayoress
As part of our series of newspaper articles from the First World War comes this piece about the work done by Harriette Ellen Jewell during the first year of the war…
On the 22nd July 1919 a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors was called and the directors were gathered in their Board Room in the Athenaeum over-looking the Square.
The first of two posts about Women in World War One by our assistant librarian, Sandi. This post looks at the social standing of women before the war in 1914.
In the second of her posts about Women in World War One, Sandi looked at women’s war work and their involvement in the Women’s Forestry Corps.
Following on from her posts on Women in World War One, Sandi went on to write about the suffragette movement and its Devon Connections.
Reading the first few pages of book Lumberjills – Britain’s Forgotten Army by Joanna Foat I experienced a feeling of déjà vu…