Shining a light on the history of women in Wales

1918 marks the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are commemorating this anniversary with our Women and Power programme by telling stories from our places, many of which have been overlooked until now. Later in the year Women and Power will see events, exhibitions, on-site tours and creative commissions taking place at our Welsh places with links to both sides of the suffrage movement.

Erddig bookshop volunteer Joan Capel reading

Wales' most senior volunteer celebrates 100th birthday 

Joan is just one example of the inspirational women contributing to the Trust today and her story launches a themed programme of events and exhibitions throughout 2018 exploring the previously untold stories of the women that have shaped and safeguarded our special places.