Enjoy a Forgotten Women of Wakefield Blue Plaque Talk to celebrate International Women’s Day 2024. Walking tours of Wakefield given by Dream Time Creative volunteers passionate about heritage.
Did men do ‘more’ in history? You’d think so given less than 14% of women across the country are named on Blue Plaques. Join us on this informative, entertaining and engaging heritage walk and make your own mind up.
Did you know that Edith Mackie’s greatest legacy to Wakefield was in healthcare, education and providing opportunities for poor women?
Or that without Florence Beaumont all women in Great Britain would not have got the vote in 1928?
Or that without Ann Hurst, Elizabeth Dawson and Clara Clarkson Wakefield would not have been at the centre of the British anti-slavery movement from1832 onwards?
Some men are keen to tell us that other men throughout history ‘just did more’ but this is absolutely not true. On any level.
Wakefield’s Forgotten Women of Wakefield #BluePlaqueParity campaign has proved over and over again that women from our Merrie City not only contributed to the political, social, economic, creative and spiritual landscape of our city but were the driving force behind fundamental changes within British History.
Join Dream Time Creative for this Forgotten Women of Wakefield Blue Plaque heritage walk on International Women’s Day 2024 to learn more about the inspiring women who shaped our landscape, attitudes and identity.
Delivered by a passionate group of dedicated women who look great in historic costume, the ‘Round Our Way’ team, who have delivered heritage walks through Wakefield since September 2023 to raise funds for the physical cost of blue plaques for other inspirational women from history, will astound, delight, intrigue and entertain you with stories of several women from Wakefield’s past.
Meet outside St John’s Church, Wentworth Street, Wakefield where the circular 90 minute tour will begin. On street parking is free after 6pm
Your tour will start promptly and we kindly ask that you arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. Find the meeting point using what3words spider.memo.army
This is an outdoor event and will take place whatever the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for city walking.
Part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024. 366 days of culture and creativity across the Wakefield District. Find out more here.