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17th Nov 1917. The Payment of Wroth Silver

THE PAYMENT OF WROTH SILVER.

This ancient custom was duly observed on Monday morning last before sunrising at the usual spot on Knightlow Hill. Mr John Heap, from the Estate Office, Dunchurch, again attended on behalf of the Duke of Buccleuch, to whom the tribute is payable. 1,222 more words

In The News

Gladstone reading cafe - report

Jan Edwards writes: “I spent Saturday afternoon compering the reading event at the Gladstone Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent where a splendid array of writers were strutting their literary stuff, and a good time was had by all! 39 more words

General

William Gladstone on Votes for Women: Blog 17 of 100 commemorating centenary of victory

1890’s: Just as Asquith was to stop women getting the vote during the time of the Suffragettes, Gladstone did likewise for the preceding 20 years. Throughout the first 40 years of the Votes for Women movement 1866-1906 Britain had either a Conservative government opposed to Votes for Women or a Liberal government with anti Votes for Women Gladstone as its leader. 93 more words

Is Statue?

 

Folks, there are more statues of animals around Oz than there are of women. Except for here in Gladstone, where we’re equal opportunity ignorers; we don’t have any statues of animals or women. 335 more words

Local Knowledge

I Jumped on Stage as a Human Piñata.

Lucas from Gladstone talks to Jodie about writing, being a Not Fest regular, and the importance of inflatable flamingos.

Jodie:  I’ve been reading up a lot about your band, Gladstone, and I completely agree with the critic that said you’re definitely not a one trick pony. 2,128 more words

Articles/Interviews

Votes for Women 1866-1918: 100 blogs to centenary of victory; blog 12


1884: Suffragists had been told by the Liberal government they intended to introduce a new Reform Bill which included a clause on women’s suffrage, albeit a watered down version of what campaigners had originally hoped for. 123 more words