Heroines' Stories

Hundreds of heroine stories were pinned to display boards in Ripon Cathedral during VE70 Commemoration in May 2015. Visitors from all over the UK wrote personal tributes and gave thanks for the lives and heroism of their grandmothers, great-grandmothers, great-aunties, mothers. North Yorkshire schoolchildren also researched the stories of historical figures and wrote to them. A selection appears below.

If you have any photos relating to any of the people and places in the stories below, please upload them to the Gallery. You can also add your own story. It is particularly important to mention locations, as well as names, because this can open the door to valuable untold stories.

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Nana, Grandma and Great Grandma

Dear Nana, Grandma and Great Grandma From Alison Powers, RYH Committee, Year 6 Teacher I was lucky enough to have known you although it is only in recent years that I have begun to understand and appreciate the varied and valuable contributions you made through two World Wars. Nana – the night shifts in the […]