Benefit Societies and James Allen

You may remember a few posts ago one about James Allen, one of my first female husbands that I researched? This post looks at following up on his story and researching about nineteenth century Benefit Societies. Ease Mackenzie’s work from 1827 looks at Benefit Societies in Newcastle and Gateshead. I have been unable to find… Continue reading Benefit Societies and James Allen



The 8th of March is a day of recognition and celebration for all the important women in the world, the community, even within your own family. Up until a couple of years ago I would never say I was a feminist. Coming from an all-girls school with a heavily Catholic ethos it was not recognised… Continue reading #InternationalWomensDay