Sarah Cobham of Dream Time Creative is leading the ‘Forgotten Women of Wakefield’ project and is dedicated to ‘blue plaque parity’ in Wakefield by 2028 (which will be 100 years since ALL women got the right to vote).
Nationally less than 13% of women are represented on Blue Plaques. In Wakefield there are currently only 4 Blue Plaques dedicated to women against 34 to men or buildings. Ultimately this makes it harder for women to be seen as having contributed to the public life of our city and normalises the concept that women are not as important as men. Sarah takes inspiration from Florence Beaumont, our suffrage woman who, despite opposition, carried on with her reforms, regardless.
Read more about this important project on Sarah’s blog at –