BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
Woman's Hour - Weekdays 10-11am, Saturdays 4-5pm
Listen online to Radio 4

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

  Women of Bristol Walk Friday 31 August 2001  
In 1793, a trade directory for the city of Bristol included a surprising number of women - among them, eight butchers, a plumber and an organ builder.

Helen Reid and Lorna Brierly have uncovered three centuries of facts about Bristol's women pioneers in their book - Go Home and Do the Washing - the title of which was an insult hurled at a local suffragette.
Fiona Lamdin joined them for a tour of the city's female past, stopping first at the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The women featured in the piece are: Hannah More (1745-1833) Philanthropist and Educator Teresa Garnett, the young girl who horse whipped Winston Churchill in 1909 for not supporting votes for women. Dame Clara Butt (1873-1936) Singer Mary Carpenter (1807-1877) who worked with deliquent children. Amelia Edwards (1831-1892) Egyptologist and Novelist EH Young (1880-1949) Novelist
Go Home and Do the Washing: Three Hundred Years of Pioneering Bristol Women (Broadcast Books, ISBN: 1874092915).

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
More items in the History + Science Archive
Listen now to the latest Woman's Hour
Listen Now
Latest programme
Listen again to previous programmes
Listen Again
Previous programmes

Retired? Downsizing? Moving home to be nearer the kids?

We'd like to hear your stories about moving house

Image: Find out how more about the Woman's Hour podcast
More about Woman's Hour podcasts

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy