For Heritage Open Days 2018 Wokingham Town Council put together a collection of it's extraordinary women from Wokingham past and present.
Dedication to others and civic service is a key thread, as is excelling in traditionally male fields. There are a number of firsts including Wokingham's first female Mayor and first female High Steward.
The role of High Steward dates back 400 years and has now had two women taking on that mantle.
Wokingham has had a Mayor since 1885 and in that time to date (2019) out of 77 individuals to hold that position 14 have been women.
Do take a look at the names here for a taste of just a selection of Wokingham's Extraordinary Women. Also do check back from time to time, we may add more women.
Wokingham Town Council