Herts Hidden Heroines Project

Anna Reynolds, Herts Hidden Heroines Project Manager

Herts Hidden Heroines: High Flyers
First Published on Apr 29, 2016: The last witch to be tried, women aviators taking off in bomber planes from Hatfield, the county’s highwaywoman, an Edwardian ballooning parachutist and WW1 ambulance driving daredevil… how many of these Herts women have YOU heard of?

Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines was a Heritage Lottery Fund project run and managed by Trestle Theatre Company in St Albans from November 2015 – November 2016.  The aim was to discover, rediscover and celebrate the inspiring, pioneering and ground-breaking women of Hertfordshire.

For this project, we:

  • collected oral histories from a diverse range of women so that their stories could be stored and shared forever. You can hear and read extracts here. You can also hear/read the full interviews by contacting Hertford Museum where they are stored on 01992 582686
  • researched the histories of women from Boudica to the present day and presented their biographies
  • presented writing from local people about their own Herts Heroines
  • made two films which you can watch here

To find out all about the discoveries made on the project, you can read the book specially created to tell the story about Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines. This will be available to download from the Trestle website shortly. The audiobook will be available shortly.

Read the Herts Hidden Heroines Stories on Herts Memories

Following the close of the project in November 2016, the stories gathered from the project will be added to Herts Memories.  You will be able to find these by searching for individual names, eg Boudica, or by clicking on the Herts Hidden Heroine tag.

Listen to the Herts Hidden Heroines

Click on this link to hear audio recordings from the project.

This page was added on 29/11/2016.

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