Birmingham’s Pub Blacklist 1903-1906 – available fro Ancestry (£)

Scotland: The Promised Land, The Birth of Modern Scotland, Written all over their faces

“The Worst of Drunkards” Female Drunkenness in Mid-Victorian Lancashire

Drunk and Riotous: troubled and troublesome inebriate women

To live as we should do”: The Band of Love – the Salvation Army’s Band of Hope

The Temperance Movement (wikipedia)

Further reading


Berridge, Virginia (2011) “House on the hill: Victorian style” (first appeared in The Lancet) in Druglink Vol 26 Issue 2 March/April 2011 available from

Hunt, G. Mellor J. and Turner, J.  Wretched, Hatless and Miserably Clad: Women and the Inebriate Reformatories from 1900–1913, British Journal of Sociology, 40 (1989), pp. 244–70. Available from (£)

Kerr, Dr N (1884) Society for the Study and Cure of Inebriety: inaugural address delivered in the Medical Society of London’s rooms, April 25th, 1884. Available from:


Black, Ros (2011) Duxhurst – Surrey’s Lost Village, Arbe Publications
How Our Ancestors Died Simon Wills (2013) Pen & Sword

My Other Projects

RootsReconnected – my own family history and blog (work in progress)

Dunster Ancestors – the Dunster One-Place Study: a study of the village of Dunster and its historical inhabitants (work in progress)

My street study of St Ronan’s Avenue, Southsea