London Underground’s First Female Driver: Hannah Dadds

by Becky Laxton-Bass Founded in 1863, serving over a billion customers annually, with 270 stations across 11 lines, the London Underground is the oldest and one of the most impressive transport networks in the world. However, it took until October 1978 for the London Underground to get its first female driver, Hannah Dadds. Hannah was … Continue reading London Underground’s First Female Driver: Hannah Dadds

Augusta Pierce Tabor – Showing smarts and work ethic during the glittering Gold Rush

By Ashley Carollo In 1859 gold was discovered at the confluence of two mountain creeks in Colorado, sparking a gold rush that brought thousands of rugged souls looking for a quick fortune.  It was a time of lawlessness and daring – the land wasn’t a part of the United States and the feeling was that … Continue reading Augusta Pierce Tabor – Showing smarts and work ethic during the glittering Gold Rush

Luella Bates: the First Female Lorry Driver

By Charis Gambon Lorry driving was originally believed to be a male profession and in many ways is still heavily dominated by men even now in 2021. According to a British government statistics report on domestic road freight from 2019, only one per cent of lorry drivers are female.  Lorry driving is not a profession … Continue reading Luella Bates: the First Female Lorry Driver