23 March: The Undefeated Blacksmith; The letters of Celeste Sinibaldi.
Ann Dingsdale is a historian and artist. Her PhD was on Mid Victorian Feminists. She researches the lives of forgotten women, and shares them through textiles, walks and talks. In this talk she introduces us to Greenwich resident Celeste Sinibaldi who had ambitions to save the lives of British sailors in the mid 19th century. Her inventions, and her attempts to bring them to manufacture are recorded in her letters. Meet a complex and determined woman as she struggles to support her family and achieve her unconventional ambitions.
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