VAD Nurses in Sutton

This week marks 100 years since the execution by a German firing squad of Edith Louisa Cavell, a British Red Cross Nurse who worked in German occupied Belgium during World War One. Cavell is celebrated for having treated soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping around 200 Allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium; an action for which for…

“Lax Ladies, Liquor, Loafing, Lechery and Lust – Dire Doings of Dour Dunedin’s Doleful Daughters”

Sadly, it is not always possible to research the subjects of our plates in as much detail as we would like. In 80% of cases this is purely because there is a lack of available information but in the other 20% we sometimes really have to ask ourselves how relevant the details of a particular…