Category Archives: teetotalism

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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Catherine Booth – of Salvation Army fame but also a temperance reformer

Photo of Catherine Booth in Clacton-on-Sea in 1889, courtesy of The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre. Catherine is best known for her work with her husband, William Booth, in founding The Salvation Army. She was deeply religious and she pioneered … Continue reading

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What the Temperance Movement did for us?

I have just done a live interview on Newstalk Radio, Dublin They had picked up on the press release for Scandal Salvation and Suffrage – The Amazing Women of The Temperance Movement from the publisher The presenter, Tara, … 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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