The Women Who Wander project was launched yesterday at Manchester Victoria station on International Women’s Day.
Women Who Wander is a unique project engaging women and girls to experience and influence rail use and industry, promoting and publishing their views of rail experiences, use and employment.
Working with a number of education facilities and groups, including Girlguiding North West England, Kirkby High School, the University of Manchester, Broadfield Specialist School and Whalley Range High School, CRL has enabled women and girls to experience rail travel, facilitating discussions and activities around these journeys. They then wrote a piece of writing in a style of their choice, reflecting their views on any area of rail travel, use or employment.
Over 100 contributions were received and 18 pieces of writing were selected to be published in a booklet. The launch event in Manchester saw a number of the winners read their pieces from the Women Who Wander booklet and a short video of the event can be watched on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPPaLanmIEI&t=8s
The booklet of the winning pieces can be downloaded on this link: https://downtheline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Women-Who-Wander-Booklet.pdf or a printed copy can be requested by emailing CRL on email@example.com
All photos © Simon Clarke on behalf of Community Rail Lancashire Ltd.