About the Temperance History project

This website began life as a result of a Master’s dissertation project on the temperance movement and the women in Britain between 1899-1912. From initially concentrating on the National British Women’s Temperance Association (NBWTA), further research has uncovered more and more groups, associations and societies that were connected with the Temperance Movement. These groups were led either by male temperance workers, a mix of men and women, and female only groups.

The aim of the Temperance History project is to provide a snapshot of the campaigns, the people and the history of the temperance movement, and to include biographies of the male and female temperance workers and leading figures.

This website seeks to include as much of the research as possible, to enable this site to be an information source and educational resource about the Temperance Movement.

Demon Drink floor inscription

Demon Drink pavement slab, Glasgow Green Park, Glasgow © J Kenyon 2022.

About me

My name is Joanne and I am a Qualified Genealogist and independent researcher. Following my studies at MSc level, I continue to research the Temperance Movement, it’s people who ran the groups and societies both in Great Britain and abroad.

As a genealogist, I am interested in the backgrounds of these temperance workers, the hierarchy and structure, and the campaigns of the time which were often political in nature.

I am a keen collector in temperance memorabilia and my studies have included the use of periodicals, annual reports, minute books, diaries, postcards, glass lantern slides and temperance medals.

To read my full profile, please visit my dedicated website www.joannegenealogy.co.uk