What a busy
month June has been! I've had lots going on with my WI and the last weekend saw
me giving a talk about Elizabeth Raffald at my local library as part of The
Heatons Arts Trail. It was great to have the chance to spread her fame around
Stockport, an important location in her story. Not only is it where her body
still lies, or where her husband's family came from, it's also the home of her
direct descendant and of a lady whose husband gathered a treasure trove of
knowledge about her....
are getting exciting in the hunt for the forgotten Elizabeth.
to my mum telling me about a campaign being run in the Manchester Evening News,
I managed to get her accepted as a nominee for Manchester's first female statue
since Queen Victoria. I put her name forward among the likes of Elizabeth
Gaskell, the Pankhursts, Marie Stopes and many other tremendous women who have
created progress in Manchester. Once the long list of 20 names was compiled
there was a launch ...