Ahead of International Women’s Day, in this episode our stories explore different experiences and achievements of women throughout history – from the incredible story of a no-nonsense suffragist who travelled from the USA to London to investigate her two-timing husband (as reported in The Chicago Tribune, 24 August 1911) and her moment of activism recorded in the 1911 census, to the death of a Cornish ‘witch’ (The Courier and Argus, 27 January 1880).
And listen to the end of the episode for some fitting NiBs – one highlighting a woman’s achievements in longevity, and the other dipping into the pay negotiations for female bus conductors during WWI.
All newspaper articles referenced in this episode were sourced on Newspapers.com, with additional research conducted by Brad and Michala using Ancestry and other resources.
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Articles and Clippings from S2 Ep8: The Detective Suffragette, a Cornish Witch and Female Bus Conductors in WWI (International Women’s Day special)