We've been really busy over the last three months setting the project up and getting organised. We've heard from some fascinating women who have offered to tell us their stories of protest, brought together a fantastic team of volunteer citizen researchers, and enjoyed publicising the project through local and national media. Here's a bit more about what we've been up to.
We've really enjoyed introducing the project to a range of people and organisations across the North. As well as colleagues from the People's History Museum and Sheffield Museums who are part of our Advisory Board, we've engaged with Beamish Museum, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, Sheffield and Lancashire Archives, as well as our own fantastic library here at Lancaster University. Here are a few photos from our travels.
Getting the word out
The response to our media calls to get involved has been terrific. We really enjoyed speaking to Jenny Murray on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, and talking about the project on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Manchester.
As well as radio, the project's been featured in The Northern Echo, Lancaster Guardian and Westmoreland Gazette.
DESIGNING & REFINING
As well as a wonderful team of volunteer citizen researchers, we're working with some terrific designers. Andi and Green are developing the activities that will be part of the events we've got lined up over the next few months, and we've had a great time designing and refining our ideas with the help of one or two of our volunteers.