A PROJECT celebrating the lives of Salisbury’s women past and present has launched a new website.

Her Salisbury Story website at hersalisburystory.com launches today (Thursday, September 3).

The National Lottery Heritage funded project run by Soroptimist International of Salisbury aims to bring Salisbury’s heritage alive through the exploration of previously hidden women’s narratives.

2020 marks the 800th anniversary of Salisbury’s foundation. The aim of the project is to ‘write in’ women’s experiences of Salisbury, ensuring women’s contributions are seen and valued as intrinsic to the city and its development.

The story of the initial project launch on International Women’s Day in March of this year and previous activities can be found on website.

An exploration of Her Stories will reveal short pen portraits of just a few of the women from both past and present day so far discovered in the team’s research.

Coming soon will be Her Footprint which will be a downloadable map of Salisbury, marking the homes and locations associated with the Her Salisbury Story women featured in the project.

A spokesperson for Soroptimist International of Salisbury said: “The project team hopes the stories of the women so far published will whet lots of appetites to find out more about the project and maybe to get involved.

"The team hopes that if people know of a significant woman locally who should be featured, they will use the nomination form on the site to nominate her.

“So far, the website only carries articles about a few of the contemporary women the team plans to include. These women and many others will be interviewed when volunteers have been recruited and trained.”

There is a chance for the public to get involved.

The website has details on how to volunteer and how to nominate a woman to be featured in the project.