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"The Lot of a Woman in a Man's World" talk by Pat Harrison

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St Wilfrid's Parish Centre

Winckley Square

Preston

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PR1 8BU

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Speaker: Patridicia Harrison

To celebrate International Women's Day, Pat's talk ‘The Lot of a Woman in a Man’s World’ looks at attitudes towards gender through the lives of women who lived or worked in Winckley Square.

Using detailed research, Pat explores how strictly defined roles and responsibilities of women affected their lives and how they pushed against the boundaries towards participation and empowerment.

Mary Birchall, an heiress cruelly deceived by her husband who fought for her fortune through the courts.

Henrietta Miller, a wealthy heiress; abused by her young husband over a number of years, she battled against the social norms of the day to find happiness.

The first headmistress of the Preston High School for Girls, Louisa Walsh, was instrumental in shaping women’s education in Preston, yet suffered a very public humiliation in the process.

Dorothy Heaton was Preston’s first woman solicitor and Commandant of the Women’s Auxiliary Police Corps in WWII. A pioneer of women’s legal rights, her speciality was matrimonial work. She was much sought after by women at a time when divorce rights were still complicated for women.

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PR1 8BU

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