Polly Bagnall & Sally Beck: Ferguson’s Gang at Hampton Library
Literary Event, Thu 10 Nov 2016
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Polly Bagnall and Sally Beck reveal the true story of the Ferguson’s Gang; an eccentric and anonymous group of women in the 1920s and 30s, who were instrumental in the National Trust’s fight to save areas such as Cornwall and the Lake District for future generations. The Gang raised huge sums of money, which they delivered in strange ways: Victorian coins inside a fake pineapple, a one hundred pound note stuffed inside a cigar; five hundred pounds with a bottle of homemade sloe gin. Their stunts were avidly reported in the press, yet somehow these women remained anonymous, hiding behind masks and bizarre pseudonyms such as Bill Stickers, Red Biddy and Sister Agatha.
Now Sally and Polly can reveal the identities of these unlikely national heroes and tell the stories of their fascinating and often unconventional lives.
|Thu 10 Nov 2016||19:00|
Special £5 ticket price for Richmond Card holders
- Richmond Literature Festival
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- Education/study area