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An exhibition celebrating the amazing women of Chesterfield and their extraordinary stories.

February 3, 2020 10:09 PM
By Chesterfield Lib Dems
Originally published by Chesterfield Liberal Democrats

Extraordinary Women

Chesterfield Museum is celebrating the lives of local women who have made a significant contribution to their communities and the country overall.

The exhibition features the lives of many inspirational women, including political campaigners Emma Miller and Barbara Castle who were both born in Chesterfield, and the story of suffragette Winifred Jones who grew up in Spital Lodge, Chesterfield.

Visitors can learn about Florence Robinson, who ensured that Robinsons had some of the best working conditions and work social facilities in Derbyshire. The exhibition also explores the story of Violet Markham, hero of social welfare, educational reformer and political pioneer, who became the first female Mayor of Chesterfield.

Not to mention all those amazing women who were central to education and health, and those who made their mark in business and culture.

The exhibition includes the story of the ladies' football tournament in 1917 - possibly the first of its kind to be played anywhere in Britain.

The Museum is free to enter but donations are gratefully accepted.