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).
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