WOMEN WHO MEANT BUSINESS: the Businesswomen of Leamington’s Regent Street

In response to 1918 being the commemorative year of Women’s Suffrage I began to look at the women who appear as businesswomen in the census pages and street directories for Leamington’s Regent Street.  From the proprietors of Oyster Rooms to the heads of Servants’ Registries they are there in abundance – widows, married women and single women of all ages.  This is a snapshot of just some of them and their stories.