‘The Lesser Known Women of Settle’ Lecture by Sarah Lister


Tue, 8 March 2022. 7:00pm


A light hearted and whimsical celebration of International Women’s Day – a talk by Sarah Lister, accompanied by sketches by Teresa Gordon.

This talk is going to take us time travelling to celebrate the lives of Settle’s female ancestors, finding out what they got up to and how they coped with the challenges that life threw at them.  We’ll discover the problems of being an orphaned domestic servant, or being the wife of a navvy.  We’ll meet some lucky women who landed on their feet and some who didn’t.  We meet some upper class women who made themselves quite unpopular and working class women who broke boundaries to have incredible careers. We’ll also meet Settle’s most notable suffragette, some awesome businesswomen and a few others too.

Sarah Lister leads the Settle Graveyard Project, a project to record and research all those buried in Settle’s Holy Ascension Church Graveyard.

Teresa Gordon was trained by Settle portrait artist Sam Dalby and has recently exhibited at the Gallery on the Green. She has an eye for people, especially the underdogs of society and her illustrations are poignant, clever and often incredibly witty. She has worked with Sarah to visualise the Graveyard Project since 2020.

Book in person at The Folly or online (incurs a small Eventbrite fee).

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Cost: £4