Category Archives: Portsmouth

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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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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Sarah Robinson’s ‘Little Keepsake’ book 1904

Thanks to Maria Lawless who contacted me through the site, I am able to bring you a photograph of a miniature book (approximately 6 cms by 5 cms) circulated, on request, by Sarah Robinson to mark her 70th birthday. The … Continue reading

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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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SARAH ROBINSON – THE SOLDIERS’ FRIEND

Let me introduce you to Sarah, another great character who is featured in my forthcoming book Scandal, Salvation & Suffrage – the Amazing Women of The Temperance Movement (due out 28th March 2015). Sarah overcame her physical disabilities to set … Continue reading

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