In April we welcomed back local author, and NBWN member, Phyllida Scrivens as our speaker. Phyllida has an MA in Biography from UEA and she was back to talk about her second book, The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich 1923-2017.


Published in the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act when women first received the vote, The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich offers an entertaining and revealing insight into the diverse lives, both personal and civic, of seventeen remarkable women, who between 1923 and 2017, has each held the honour of being First Citizen of the City of Norwich in Norfolk England.  Moreover, the pioneer Ethel Colman, daughter of the mustard giant, simultaneously became the first female Lord Mayor of both Norwich and of Great Britain.


Special thanks to NBWN member, Gail D’Almaine, for this month’s photos.