Ann Ayre Hely, a Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone, Leicestershire

Ann Ayre Hely

Ann Ayre Hely was born Ann Ayre Bradshaw in Ravenstone, Leicestershire. After the death of her husband she volunteered in 1855 to go out to the East to nurse the sick and injured soldeirs of the Crimean War.

In 1897, at the age of 78, she was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal for nursing military personnel.

Ann has now been awarded a Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque. Many thanks to everyone who voted for her.

Ann's Green Plaque

More photographs of the unveiling here.

Find out more about our Ravenstone Project Here


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A Step on the Ladder

This is our latest project. 2018 is the centenary of the first General Election in which women aged 30 and over had the right to vote. Our drama film commemorates the election of 14th December 1918. The premiere will be at Wigston Framework Knitters' Museum on 14th December 2018 and at various venues after that. See our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

A preview of the film can be seen here. This is scene 4 (of 11).


Success at the Heritage Awards 2018

Plaque .........Certificate


Read more about our success at the Heritage Awards here.


Part of Ashby Arts Festival

Took place on Thursday May 24th

at The Lyric Rooms


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Pudding Bag Productions is a member of Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum.


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