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Women of Abingdon

A digital presentation throughout March 2021

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Abingdon Museum has come up with a special project to tell the stories of the Women of Abingdon. There have been many women throughout the town’s history who have come to prominence as historians, artists or writers. Women have served Abingdon as Mayors and Town Councillors, and the museum itself was led by female curators for decades. They worked in the town’s industries and supported the war effort in World War 2. The museum also wants to highlight the many women who preserve the Abingdon’s heritage, are active in education, and volunteer in the many charities, clubs and societies which make the community in Abingdon so vibrant.

A series of daily posts will go out across the museum’s social media channels throughout March. Tune in to learn about the Women of Abingdon in all their diversity, famous names and unsung heroes, fascinating figures from the past and vital contributors to the community in the present.


Celebrating the start of Women's History Month with a new blog post dedicated to the 'Women at Abingdon Museum'. Check it out here -> https://abingdonmuseumblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/women-at-abingdon-mu...

For International Women's Day we're highlighting the stories of Abingdon Women in World War 2. Read today's blog post about the roles women played in the war and how vital their contribution was for the war effort.  https://abingdonmuseumblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/08/abingdon-women-in-wo...

The 3rd blog post of the Women of Abingdon series is about Abingdon Women in Local Government.  https://abingdonmuseumblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/15/abingdon-women-in-lo...

The last blog post of the Women of Abingdon series is about the Creative Women of Abingdon. https://abingdonmuseumblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/22/creative-women-of-ab...

The Women of Abingdon blog series included the story of 'Mrs E C Reynolds nee Sandys (1844-1932): Abingdon’s First Female Councillor' written by Jackie Smith, the Honorary Town Archivist. - https://abingdonmuseumblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/29/mrs-reynolds-a-remar...

 

Mieneke Cox
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Mary Verney
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Women at Abingdon Museum
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Mary Buckland
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Gabrielle Lambrick
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Women & Abingdon's Heritage
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Women in Industries
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Women at the Pavlova Leather Tannery
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PCSO Ali Blood
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Women in Media & ShowBiz
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Elizabeth Poole
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Ena Mitchell
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Honorary Freewomen of Abingdon
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Women who received the Mayor's Award
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Agnes Leonora Challenor
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Helen Cam
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Musical Women of Abingdon
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Charlotte Cox
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Agnes Tatham
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Elizabeth Aldworth
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Dorothy Richardson​
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Doreen Evans
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Agnes Baker​
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Charlotte Hardcastle
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Joan Harcourt-Norris
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