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Extraordinary Women of Hampshire Exhibition


Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Last year, Heritage Open Days chose ‘Extraordinary Women’ as its festival theme to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act and 90 years since the Equal Franchise Women's Suffrage Act. Hundreds of events took place across the country celebrating the stories of not only the women’s suffrage movement but also of many remarkable women who had brought about change, made a difference or left a legacy to be cherished.

The specially curated exhibition spotlighted some of the most inspirational female figures who were born or spent much of their lives in Winchester and the surrounding areas. Some names were well known and others less so, but all played an influential role in our local heritage or contributed to society as a whole. Visitors were also given the opportunity to vote on who they thought was the most extraordinary and suggested additions to the list. It was so successful we have decided to host this again, this year at Hampshire Records Office.


This year’s pop-up exhibition is a chance to revisit some of the women who were chosen in the ballot and to make new acquaintances with those who slipped through the net last year. Allow around 30minutes for your visit.

●  Friday 13 September: 0900-1700

● Monday 16 September 0900-1700

●  Tuesday 17th September 0900-1700

●  Wednesday 18th September 0900-1700

●  Thursday 19th September 0900-1700

●  Friday 20st September 0900-1700

●  Saturday 21st September 0900-1700

Later Event: September 13
Hampshire's Food & Drink Exhibition