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International Womens Day

International Womens Day

To celebrate International Women’s day there will be two events which celebrate women through history, and if you join us for lunch before use this ticket to claim your free glass of prosecco for every meal ordered over £7.

Starting at 3pm our curator will be leading a tour of the museum that looks in a little more depth at the objects that tell a fascinating story about women in Rossendale.

From child labour in the mills, to land girls, Millowners to famous sopranos come and find out more about these intriguing women and their legacy. It is often the stories behind the objects, and the insight into their owners lives that can make museum objects come to life. This is a chance to find out about the often hidden history of women’s lives.

Whitakers Wonderful Women - 3pm

A tour of the museum with a focus on a series of objects paintings and photographs that are all related to telling the stories of different women’s lives that were, born, lived and worked in Rossendale.

  1. Mary Alice Laughley’s Labour Certificate

  2. Hettie Wingate’s photograph, badge and tie

  3. Betty Treacle’s Portrait

  4. Bessie Holts Photograph, hand tinted.

  5. Susan Barlow’s Sampler from 1842

  6. Domestic items

  7. Portrait of Jane Whitehead

Starting at 4pm - National Archive Film Screening ‘Born a Rebel’ (15m)

Born a Rebel – made up of wonderful footage from the Yorkshire, North East and North West Film Archives – such inspiring words from Mrs Elizabeth Dean who, still a proud suffragette at 100 years old, told the camera:

“Between you and I, I think I must have been born a rebel!”

Watch the trailer for: Born a Rebel.

This is a FREE event but there are limited places so please book your ticket to avoid any dissapoinment.

Earlier Event: 6 March
Acoustic Night
Later Event: 16 March
Colin Binns: Drawn to the Urban