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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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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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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 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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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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