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Alcoholism

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This page is dedicated to sharing the stories of women whose lives were impacted on by alcohol. You can access the stories by clicking on the women's names below. 

Elsie May Simon aka Elsie May Brock 1895-1975 from Wyton, Yorkshire - Alcoholism, Disability, Lawbreaking. 9 minute read

Eliza Ann Thrasher 1847-1905 from Northampton, Northamptonshire - Abandonment, Alcoholism, Poverty. Warning, this story involves child abuse. 8 minute read

One of our A Few Forgotten Women Fridays​ focussed on the women found in two Inebriate Reformatories in the 1901 census, so you will find many stories in this category on the page for St. Joseph’s Inebriate Reformatory, Ashford, Middlesex and Farmfield Reformatory for Inebriate Women, Horley, Surrey

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