Hidden histories

Victoria, Dolores and Isabella

There’s a lot going on round here at the moment, and I don’t have a blog post prepared for today, so it’s lucky that a few weeks ago the lovely Donna at Retirement_Reflections asked me to write something for her series of guest posts and it was published yesterday! So now I can quickly point you in her direction and hope I get caught up for next week.

Donna and her husband retired in June 2015 from their jobs in Beijing, China, where they had lived for fourteen years. They moved back to Canada, and Donna’s blog is about the adventures, discoveries, and reflections she has made since then. Every Sunday, she has a guest blogger – usually, but not always, someone who is, like me, of a certain age. In our primes, in other words. I chose to write about the hidden histories of women in Glasgow, and challenged readers to tell me how women are commemorated in their home towns. Who are Victoria, Dolores and Isabella? Pop over to Hidden Histories to find out, and maybe stay to acquaint yourself with Donna’s blog if you don’t know it already.


  1. Loved reading your ‘hidden histories’ – I have a post entitled ‘Hidden History of British Postboxes’, it’s proved one of my most popular – probably as there is little to find on the internet. I was interested to read about Templeton’s Carpet Factory – I may include it in my blog someday. I have ancestors who spent a time in Bridgeton before moving to Liverpool. 🙂


  2. going there right now – and looking forward to seeing who Victoria, Dolores and Isabella are…
    also – love how you word it “of a certain age”


  3. Hi Anabel – I’m sure there’s lots of women from the various areas I’ve lived in … and I’m certain I’ll find a fair few here on Vancouver Island … but for now I’ll be happily thinking about those in Glasgow … cheers Hilary


  4. Off now to read your guest post and discover Donna’s blog but before I go just wanted to say so exciting to see something on women.

    This year Heritage Open Day’s in England plans to celebrate “extraordinary women” of which most will be little known. In Winchester we’ve got all sorts of talks and events planned so I always get excited when I see the words ‘women’ and ‘hidden histories’ 🙂