Geography & Location
When the Centre was first founded in 1971 , it set up its base on Pelham Street in central Nottingham.
Soon after, the Centre relocated to a new space on Angel Row. It was here that the Nurseries Campaign and the Women’s Abortion and Contraception Group were established, and where the Women Now magazine (est. 1960s) met on a Thursday evening to discuss editorials which would propagate feminist values and address neglected subject matters.
By 1978, the Centre had found a new home at Shakespeare Street. Though the building suffered from rot and damp, it created a new and energetic space for regional women’s organising to blossom.
You can find out more about the history of the Centre, and of feminism in Nottingham, by reading Women’s Liberation in Nottingham: A Portrait by Natasha Picôt which is available in Nottingham Women’s Library (on the top floor of our building!)
This page was written for us, using that book as a guide, by Lily Gordon Brown.