The Hoe Neighbourhood Forum together with the University of Plymouth’s Cultural and Heritage Exchange (CHEx) team, Real Ideas and The Box, are hosting a Heritage Lottery-funded exhibition on 28 November 2019: showcasing Plymouth Powerful Women over the last 100 years – women who have worked in different fields and in different ways to support and protect their fellow citizens and promote the City.
This exhibition launches the 100 Years of Plymouth Powerful Women project. Our starting point is recognition of the importance of the women’s dimension in shaping the modern city, but equally, recognition that too many of these women have been forgotten.
This is a community project to celebrate the impact and legacy of women whose contribution needs to be rediscovered and to achieve this, we are reaching out to Plymothians old and new. We have an initial list of 50 names – and, for around twenty of them, we know something solid about their lives and work. But – there are others about whom we know far too little.