Category Archives: Women

Nursing Babies on a Train – June 1922

I was searching for a corner seat on the train next the corridor and many of these were labelled engaged and otherwise occupied. In one compartment I found a young mother nursing a baby while another child lay asleep on … Continue reading

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“Mere” Men and New Institutes – June 1917

Somebody writing in last Saturday’s issue under “Current Topics” spoke of attending the women’s meeting in Edinburgh in order to learn as “a mere man … his true position of subordination” … “now that it is settled that women are … Continue reading

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Inauguration of W.I. Meeting – June 1917

The Goold Hall, 5 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, was packed on Wednesday afternoon when a conference to inaugurate Women’s Rural Institutes in Scotland was presided over by Sir Robert P. Wright of the Board of Agriculture. The work of organisation … Continue reading

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Woman’s War Agricultural Committee – June 1915

We who undertake the canvassing for the Women’s War Agricultural Committee receive many pleasing impressions. One of the pleasantest is the way in which the women who have previously worked on the land mostly as farm servants regard eagerly or … Continue reading

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An Unutterable Coarse Poet – May 1900

A correspondent writes to tell me that I am wrong in supposing that Kipling is not a favourite with women readers. She knows of a girl who reads little, but who devours every word of his, and more to that … Continue reading

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Smoking Best with a Saucy Nose – May 1900

I have a friend who marches in the vanguard of woman’s progress. When my old fashioned feet lag behind in the miscellaneous rearguard, she reports to me the prospect in front, the habits of the new country we march in … Continue reading

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The Ducking Stool – May 1923

Justice Shearman, in passing sentence upon a woman for slandering her neighbour, remarked that in the good old times, the woman with the mischievous tongue was put in the ducking stool and then sent home “and that was the end … Continue reading

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Women and Agricultural Work – April 1915

(Not part of the Shanks column) A scheme which has the support of the Scottish Board of Agriculture, has been devised by the Scottish Committee on Women’s Employment with a view to facilitating the recruiting of female labour for farm … Continue reading

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Rural Regeneration – April 1917

Our able correspondent, Mrs Blair, has sent for my perusal two leaflets on Women’s Institutes, issued by the Agricultural Organisation Society, a body “which has been formed for the purpose of advocating the principles of co-operation amongst agriculturists in England … Continue reading

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Women as Police – April 1914

In some of the cities of the United States, a special department for police work by women has worked very successfully, and Liverpool has recently led the way in this country by appointing a woman as police inspector, to take … Continue reading

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