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Barry and Penarth Women's Trails

There are two Women's Trails in the Vale of Glamorgan, these trails celebrate the lives of remarkable and significant women who lived in the area


Penarth Women's TrailRay-Howard-Jones

Launched on International Women's Day 2014, the trail leads you around 15 places of interest linked to the women who achieved great things while they were alive.


Amongst the Fifteen is Emily Ada Pickford, whose name appears on the Penarth War Memorial in Alexandra Park. Emily was a singer and musician and toured the Western front entertaining the troops. After performing at a concert in Gouy, France, she died tragically as the car she was in slid on ice, falling into the River Somme.


Another is Ray Howard-Jones (pictured right), a female WW2 war artist. She is best known for her paintings of the Penarth Coastline and recording the preparations for the Normandy D-Day landings in the Vale of Glamorgan.


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Barry Women’s Trail

Launched on International Women’s Day 2013, celebrating the achievements of 17 women who have made a significant contribution to public life in Barry.


Women featured in the trail include composer Grace Williams, former mayor and council leader Cllr Margaret Alexander and social entrepreneur Lucy Dickenson, who founded International development charity the SAFE Foundation.


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The accompanying booklet, available from council offices and libraries in the Vale, tells the story of each of the women and shows where to find the plaques which have been dedicated to them across the town.