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Mary Anne Rawson: A Woman with a Mission. A talk by Jean Hine


8 July 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Bishops' House
Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, S8 9BE, Sheffield, England, S8 9BE
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Monday 8th July, a talk by Jean Hine on Mary Anne Rawson

Join us at Bishops’s House for a talk about Mary Ann Rawson.

Born in 1801 to a Sheffield family with strong religious and moral convictions, Mary Anne Rawson continued, and built upon, this foundation to become a leading supporter and campaigner for the underprivileged. A modest woman with no political ambitions she used her position in society to support a myriad of causes, becoming particularly well known for her anti-slavery campaigning and championing of children’s education. Upon her death in 1887 she was buried in Zion graveyard, Attercliffe, having left her few remaining assets to the people of Wincobank.