Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rose Atcherley and her marital difficulties – Part 1

 Mrs. Rose Miner told a long story of cruelty yesterday in the circuit court. According to her statements, and in part those of several witnesses, Dr. Miner, whom she is suing for divorce, has treated her in a most inhuman manner, kicking and beating her as he would a beast and using vile and unpalatable language privately and publicly. She… Read more »

Major Llewellyn Atcherley and the elusive suffragette – Part 2

< Back to Major Llewellyn Atcherley and the elusive suffragette – Part 1 “For the fourth time during the course of her vivid career of militancy Lilian Lenton, the elusive suffragette, has escaped from the police.” So began a report in the Liverpool Echo of 20 May 1914. It was true – Llewellyn Atcherley had lost the elusive Lilian. I have… Read more »

Major Llewellyn Atcherley and the elusive suffragette – Part 1

“I think that my speciality was escapes. That is, escapes from the houses to which I had been taken when released under this Cat and Mouse Act. These houses were surrounded by detectives, whose job it was to prevent my getting out before the day on which the police would have the right to come and take me back to… Read more »

The ups and downs of the last Atcherleys of Stanwardine

As the fifth of six sons born to Thomas and Hannah Atcherley of Stanwardine in the Fields, Edward was not destined to inherit property and continue the family farm. Ultimately, however, Edward did farm at Stanwardine, and among his own children were the last members of the Atcherley family to live and die there. This story follows the family’s fortunes…. Read more »