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The Mighty Rivers of Intemperance and Improvidence

On New Year’s Day 1889, in Hereford, Lady Henry Somerset was the first woman to be initiated into the Independent Order of the Rechabites. We have long since lost sight of the Rechabites but in the late 19th century, they … Continue reading

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