Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Misses Atcherley and the Salop Penitentiary – Part 2

< Back to Part 1 During the Victorian era, many things were referred to as ‘great social evils’. From the late 1850s onwards however, the great social evil was female prostitution and its effects on public morality, order and health. Many had ideas on the causes and remedies of this ‘evil’; with regard to the latter, the approach taken by female… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and the Salop Penitentiary – Part 1

< Back to The Misses Atcherley and the wonders of the Victorian Crowdfunders I will confess right now, this story is much more about the Salop Penitentiary than it is about the Misses Atcherley. After discovering that Anne, Hannah and Margaret had subscribed to this Salopian institution, I became curious as to exactly what it was. Finding little information online via… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and the wonders of the Victorian Crowdfunders

< Back to The Misses Atcherley and their seaside holidays – Part 2 In today’s online world, good causes clamouring for our cash are everywhere. Charities large and small seek donations to fund projects. Smaller groups and individuals use sites such as GoFundMe or Crowdfunder to process donations. Websites, social media and email are used to publicise these appeals and their… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and their seaside holidays – Part 2

< Back to Part 1 Llandudno  The extraordinary advantages which nature has made available for establishing Llandudno as a watering place, have doubtless been the great inducements whereby a spirit of enterprise has been attracted to found on its shores a rising town, which it needs no spirit of prophesy to foretell, must become one of the most popular and… Read more »

The Misses Atcherley and their income from property

Census records for Atcherley siblings Anne, Hannah and Margaret reveal something of the sisters’ story from 1841 up to the end of the 1800s. They tell us that between 1841 and 1851, the sisters had moved from their native parish of Baschurch to the town of Shrewsbury. The latter census shows the trio – who were often referred to as… Read more »