In All Mouth no Trousers I wanted to research the stories of ordinary working women. Written accounts are very rare. If at all. One story however does remain writ large, with physical evidence in the city - the siting of the ducking stool and the accounts of healers as well as of witch trials. This group was marginalized and scapegoated- medicine moved into the male prerogative and midwives were rebuked. Laws that allowed for the humiliation of women ('scold') reflect a group with no voice and no one to listen to that unless to penalise it. Thus, the plaque honours and recognises those who went before with a nod to the 'Unknown Warrior' at Westminster Abbey and to offer a contemporary voice that can and will speak out. We may have many more opportunities today, but they are all worth protecting and growing.