The fascinating Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth will allow visitors to listen to stories about women’s activism in the South West Region, including an imaginary meeting between the infamous suffragettes Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst.

Dreadnought South West, founded in 2012, aims to educate the public through exploring the modern and historical roles of women within society.  The Rebellious Sounds Archive was created by Dreadnought South West as the first community archive collection of oral histories about the activism of women in the South West. As part of its tour round the South West it will be visiting the Shire Hall from 17 to 28 of September.

Raising awareness of these courageous women within local communities has been made possible through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It also funds an ongoing archive project where the stories of activism by ordinary modern-day women can be listened to.


To share your stories and book in to be interviewed for the project on Monday 17 September or Friday 28 September at Shire Hall, visit :, or email Carmen Talbot at to share your story.