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Buxton International Festival

Dr Peter Collinge

Business, Politics, Charity and Scandal: Women and Public Life in Georgian DerbyshirePump Roombutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Sisters-in-law Mary Pickford and Margaret Wilkins were respectively the proprietors of a textile mill and a girls’ school.

Commercial acumen combined with strategic philanthropy, and social and political networking ensured solid business reputations, but one of them harboured a secret that threatened their carefully constructed public personas. Join Dr Peter Collinge for an intriguing look at these notable local women.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12