Eastbourne's Female Heritage Revealed

Tuesday 25th July 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Wayfinder Woman

Did you know that the allotment system was first initiated by a woman in Eastbourne and then spread around the world?  Did you know that one of the first female barristers came from Eastbourne and was on the Titanic?  Neither did an enthusiastic group of 18 female volunteers until they got involved in an exciting project looking at influential women of Eastbourne’s past, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by The Wayfinder Group.   

Laura Murphy, Chairperson of The Wayfinder Group said, “The volunteers, most of whom have never done anything like this before, are really excited about what they’re finding.  They’ve been visiting exhibitions to get some ideas about displaying what they’ve found and they need others to come along and help shape what the exhibition might look like.” 

Planned to open in January, as well as displaying their findings, the group will also launch a specially designed website where all their research will be immediately accessible to the public. 

Tania Long, who is supporting the volunteers added, “This is a wonderful opportunity for women with or without experience to get involved in a unique project with local and national importance.  Whether your interest is managing a project, marketing or admin, social media, if you’re a photographer or artist, a techie or wordsmith, we need you all.”

To find out more about this amazing project and how you could be involved get in touch by emailing volunteering@wayfinderwoman.com or phone 01323 886171 Tuesday or Wednesday between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

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