The Buttercross, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BL
Join us for a fascinating walking tour of Winchester, even those who have lived in Winchester for decades will probably discover new facts about their home city.
This gentle walk with Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful around the streets of Winchester recalls the stories of a number of significant women from history associated with the town. Starting at the Buttercross and God Begot House with the story of Queen Emma the walk moves forward in time to the civil war for the story of dame Alice Lisle. Moving further forward the focus moves to a number of significant women philanthropists and activists associated with Winchester which in the later part of the nineteenth century was a hot spot for caring power. Stories of Mary Sumner of the Mothers' Union, reformer Josephine Butler, novelist Charlotte Yonge and imperialists Laura Ridding and Ellen Joyce of the Girls' Friendly Society are associated with places encountered on the walk. Sue is the author of Mary Sumner, Mission, Education and Motherhood: thinking a life with Bourdieu (Lutterworth 2018).
A long term resident of Winchester, she is a senior lecturer at the University of Winchester and a member of the University's Centre for the History of Women's Education. Her research focus is on Anglican women's philanthropic and educational activism in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, in particular the Mothers' Union and Girls' Friendly Society.
● Thursday 19 September: 1400-1530
There will be no main roads to cross. However the walk does take in a short 50yd uphill section in upper St Swithuns, and there will be some uneven surfaces over flagged path from inner close to Colebrook Street. Our walk will commence at The ButterCross, the large monument on the High Street adjacent L'Occitane.
Max 25 people per tour/session. Walk will take 90 minutes, depending on weather, ability of walkers and number of questions asked throughout the walk.