Category Archives: Agnes Weston

PORTSMOUTH’S TEMPERANCE LADIES- SARAH ROBINSON & AGNES WESTON

Sarah Robinson – The Soldiers’ Friend  Agnes Weston – The Sailors’ Friend Why was the work of these women so important in Portsmouth? We need to bear in mind that in the 1860s & 1870s, Portsmouth was one of England’s … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAGAZINE – JUNE EDITION

My article Taking the Pledge appears on p62 of the June 2015 edition of WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE magazine. I expect some readers will find references to The Band of Hope illuminating as they may have uncovered membership … Continue reading

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BBC Radio World War One at Home

I am delighted to be contributing to a programme for the BBC Radio World War One At Home series which is to feature the work of Dame Agnes Weston – The Sailors’ Friend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01p3416. Agnes Weston is one of the women … Continue reading

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TODAY – COSTING £435 MILLION A YEAR IN BENEFITS

I was shocked to read that £435 million a year is paid out to people with alcohol or drug problems in welfare benefits. Mostly this is made up of sickness benefit or, as it is now called, Employment and Support … Continue reading

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SCANDAL, SALVATION AND SUFFRAGE – THE AMAZING WOMEN OF THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

It will be available in all good bookshops soon, but the new book has now been printed. It’s available from http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=3087 and will shortly be available through this website at a special early bird rate

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