- A suffragette who worked hard to improve the lives of women and girls working in the local mills of Preston in 1890’s.
- She founded a night school in Preston aimed at educating women and girls allowing many to continue their education which would have otherwise stopped at the age of 11.
- Edith refused to wear clothes and footwear appropriate for women in her era, regularly dressing in men's clothing. She was also one of the first women in Preston to ride a bike!
- Edith’s views and some of her actions were quite radical, however, many people respected her due to her passion and contributions to her cause.
Miss Woodhouse - Head of Rigby House
"Proud to be purple"
Teacher of Geography
Three Words that describe you:
Positive, enthusiastic, motivated
Walking and hiking in the Lake District. Baking sweet treats to eat on my walk.
Proudest moment in your career:
Being part of the Ashton family.
Ambitions for your house:
To lift spirits and make everyone feel part of the team. To work our way to the top of the table together.