24th August 2018

Staff and students at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) are excited to be working in partnership with the Lincoln Mystery Plays and the Lady Imps Supporters Association to shed a new light on the fascinating, and sometimes controversial, history of Women’s Football in Lincolnshire. With a legacy dating back over 100 years the Lincoln Ladies, or Lady Imps, are one of the Sport’s most enduring teams, gaining huge popularity during the Great War before an FA ban at the end of the conflict forced them to fight for their survival. As the nation marks the centenary of the end of The Great War, BGU and the Lincoln Mystery Plays Company will be curating an exhibition along with an original play ‘The World at Her Feet’ which they hope will not only bring the extraordinary stories of the trailblazing Lady Imps to light, but also inspire a new generation to follow in their footsteps. The exhibition, which follows BGU’s exploration of Women’s Voting Rights in the county, is to be held at Lincoln Central Library and will be open to the public from the 27th of September whilst ‘The World at Her Feet’ will be on show at the Drill Hall from the 11th of November. Together they will offer a unique viewpoint on a fascinating corner of local and sporting history and you now have the opportunity to be a part of it. The Research team at BGU, led by Dr Andrew Jackson, yesterday launched their appeal to local residents for any stories, photographs and memorabilia they might be willing to share with the exhibition. Speaking to Melvyn Prior on BBC Radio Lincolnshire they encouraged any one with memories or items they would like included in this unique project to contact andrew.jackson@bishopg.ac.uk or ladyimps@mail.com. The Research Team at BGU are dedicated to preserving and championing the history of Lincolnshire and its residents. You can keep up to date with all their activities via our website or, if you would like to get involved yourself, you can contact our Enquiries Team to find out how to start your new adventure.