The exhibition itself reveals the hidden stories of women who lived in Essex and explores how women’s roles and opportunities have changed since the first UK women gained the right to vote in 1918. It also aims to dispel the negative stereotype of ‘Essex girls’ and their white stilettos, by highlighting the lives and achievements of Essex women.
Alongside our touring exhibition, Epping Forest District Museum are displaying shoes worn by several notable Essex women with fascinating stories, including Sally Gunnell, Kate Silverton, Penny Lancaster and Dame Helen Mirren.
These celebrity shoe donations will form part of a charity auction being held at the museum in March in support of Safer Places, which supports women in Essex who are suffering from domestic abuse. The charity helps to rebuild their confidence and empower them to achieve what they thought would be impossible.
There will also be a raffle during the event.
If anyone would like to support the event with a raffle or auction prize please do get in touch with Epping Forest District Museum by calling 01992 716882 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org