Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The "Charlotte Bronte of wood and stone"

Heritage England has a current blog post on women architects. Click here

Sara Losh in particular caught my attention with her links to regions in Northern England that interest me because of my own family history, but I was also impressed with the extraordinarily beautiful arts and crafts style interior of the church associated with her, being St Mary's at Wreay, Cumbria

Jenny Uglow has written a book about her, The Pinecone, and I look forward to reading it to learn more about this woman described on the cover as "... an individual genius, a Charlotte Bronte of wood and stone"

Images from UK Telegraph Review

Heaps more images on Flickr (thanks to all photographers who have shared them!)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jessie Lennox, one of the last "Nightingales"

Concluding my blog posts about the women of the Zambezi Expedition on my companion Digging the Dust blog is this about Jessie Lennox, who lived to the great age of 102 and was a lifelong friend of Florence Nightingale. Click here to read about her.

Christina Broom, Photographer

A great exhibition currently on at the Museum of London for those lucky enough to live in London or are able to get there!

Read about Christina Broom, the UK's first female press photographer, at the London Historians blog and do watch the video on the Museum's own webpage to learn more about her work.