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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George and Sylvia

Thank You To my father, George, who fought aged only 18 year old in the Liverpool Kings; To my mother, Sylvia who worked at the munitions factory in the Old Swan in Liverpool; To my father-in-law who ferried soldiers and food in the Merchant Navny; To my mother-in-law who lost all her family on 3 […]