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

Sarah Bernhardt: The ‘Divine Eccentric’

by Aoife Sutton Iconic, eccentric, and eventually ‘divine’ - Sarah Bernhardt was a woman that went down in history. Rising from humble beginnings to international stardom, Sarah is thought to have been the illegitimate daughter of a courtesan called Judith Bernard. As a woman of Dutch Jewish origin, Sarah faced antisemitism in her professional and … Continue reading Sarah Bernhardt: The ‘Divine Eccentric’