portrait picture of Verena Holmes
image © Nicole Mollett
  • Date: 13th September 2022
  • Location: Gillingham Community Hub, High Street
    Kent ME7 1BG
  • Time: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Cost: Free

Join Helen Close from the Women's Engineering Society, for this talk about pioneering inventor and engineer Verena Holmes.

In 1946, Holmes partnered with a fellow WES member Sheila Leather, to found the engineering firm Holmes and Leather, based in Gillingham. They employed only women to develop and produce a range of machines. 

This talk is part of the circle of six, a project to celebrate the global impact of 6 women with a personal connection to Gillingham. 

To book your free place:

You might also like to book a place at our Verena Holmes creative writing workshop at Gillingham Community Hub on Saturday 1 October from 10am to 11:30am.