Category Archives: British Women’s Temperance Association

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Every day I seem to discover a new heroine – a woman who was prepared to break the mould of subservient womanhood. As my particular interest lies in the mid/late Victorian period, most of my heroines  … 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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What the Temperance Movement did for us?

I have just done a live interview on Newstalk Radio, Dublin http://www.newstalk.com They had picked up on the press release for Scandal Salvation and Suffrage – The Amazing Women of The Temperance Movement from the publisher http://www.troubador.co.uk The presenter, Tara, … 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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SARAH ROBINSON “THE SOLDIERS’FRIEND” AND HER SOLDIERS’ INSTITUTE IN PORTSMOUTH

Sarah Robinson was not a woman to hide her light under a bushel! As you can see from this photograph of her Soldiers’ Institute in Portsmouth, which she established in 1874, she proclaimed its use far and wide with huge … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Lewis – a temperance campaigner who inspired one small step in the battle for sexual equality

Mrs Elizabeth Lewis of Blackburn Her first efforts at public speaking ended in tears, yet Elizabeth Lewis went on to become a dedicated campaigner for temperance. She became so confident that teetotalism offered the best solution to many social ills that … Continue reading

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