Hawkesbury Show, 27 August 2022, Gates open 12.30, Hawkesbury Village Hall and Recreation Ground, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton, South Glos GL9 1AU

I’ll be spending the afternoon in the books tent at the Hawkesbury Horticultural Show with Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival founder and organiser Debbie Young and other authors, so come and say hallo! I’ll also be judging the carnival floats. The show includes stalls and sideshows, fairground rides, plenty to eat and drink, and a grand marquee full of exhibits (fruit and vegetables, crafts, baking, flowers, photographs and more). For more information see the Hawkesbury Show Website.


Women and Money: A historical perspective, West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network 29th Annual Conference, Saturday 15 October 2022, 9.30 am to 4.10 pm, Bristol Central Friends’ Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB

Money makes the world go round…and worldwide women own less than half of it. The WESWWHN 29th annual conference looks at the theme of women and money. With a range of talks on women as investors, earners and traders from the early modern period to the twentieth century. For programme and booking details see the WESWHWN website.