Tuesday, 29 September 2015

MARY OF WESTMARSH - A LADY SAILOR OF THE 18th CENTURY

The Heritage Group's Autumn Talk focuses on Mary of Westmarsh, a pioneer of women's lib, 200 years before her time!
Mary was a sailor in an age when only men went to sea.
The talk is presented by Margarette Lincoln from the National Maritime Museum and 'explores an unusual personality from Westmarsh, who led a fascinating life at a time when women's options were severely limited.'
So maybe the feminist movement is not such a new concept!
The talk will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday, October 22 and starts at 7.30pm. Entry costs £3. There will be refreshments, a raffle and book stall as usual. The Heritage Centre will also be open for visitors to browse.