Women at Work

Women at Work

When: 31 March 2018 to 22 August 2018
Where: Local History Room
Time: 1400 - 1700
Cost: None but donations welcome
Suitable for: Any age

Topsham Museum’s main 2018 exhibition celebrates a series of remarkable women connected to Topsham. Some were internationally known, while others played a lower key role in their community, but in their own way, they all made a lasting impact. It is fitting that the museum should mount this exhibition in the centenary year when (some) women  first achieved the vote – and we remember Mrs Frood of Topsham, who was particularly active in the national suffragist movement.

 So, do come along and find out about Tryphena Gale (cousin of the writer Thomas Hardy), lace makers, a very busy midwife, pub landladies, painters and many other women. Learn what connection the missionary Mary Slessor had with Topsham and see some lovely old photographs of women shop keepers.

 The Exhibition opens on Saturday 31st March and will remain on display until mid-August.

Exhibition Gallery

Vaughan's Glove factory - female workers

lady members of Topsham British Legion Club
Mary Slessor
Badge of the NUWS
Tryphena Gale, nee Sparks. Cousin of Thomas Hardy.

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