Mary Pickford (1737 -1812) citizen of Derby with Dr Peter Collinge

11/02/2024, 2pm till 4pm

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand



In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.…

Learn about the woman behind Joseph Pickford, businesswoman and philanthropist, Mary Pickford.

Mary Pickford was so much more than the wife of Derby-based architect Joseph Pickford. In an illustrated talk, Dr Peter Collinge uses his research to discuss the significant contribution Mary Pickford made to the development of late-Georgian Derby. It focuses on her business interests, political engagement and charitable giving. Doing so reveals the extent to which women were active participants in the urban environments in which they lived.

Dr Peter Collinge is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His research focuses on female enterprise in Georgian Derbyshire, the poor laws, and health, leisure and tourism. Recent publications include articles on Kedleston spa and inn, and country house visitors in the eighteenth century.

Suitable for adults

Presented as part of History Makers: Unfolded at Derby Museum and Art Gallery

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