Inspirational women from a century of Maidenhead life were under the spotlight (July/August 2019). Nick Forder, curator at the town’s museum, put together a fascinating exhibition which included suffragette Victoria Simmons, Nancy Astor (the first woman to take her seat in parliament), Joan Hughes (one of the first women to join Air Transport Auxiliary), Agnes del Riego (the first woman scoutmaster), Baroness Shreela Flather (the first female Asian mayor), Theresa May (the UK’s second female Prime Minister) and other prominent women who could be inspiring role models for the young women of today.
Click the newspaper cutting below to open the online exhibition honouring nearly 50 women, in the following categories:
- Public service
And a bit of fun…
Maidenhead has long been a favourite place for famous entertainers to make their homes. Online-only, there are some extra panels for Maidenhead’s Famous Women – some made it into the main exhibition, others didn’t, but were rescued from the cutting-room floor…