The incredible life of Phoebe Hessel, (1713 – 1826)

One of the most remarkable graves in Brighton’s historic St Nicholas Churchyard is that of Phoebe Hessel. The stone, its letters now almost rubbed away with age, tells her exciting life story:  ‘Here lies Phoebe Hessel, born in Stepney in the … Continued

Pioneering Women of Sussex – Cricketer Clare Connor

Today England’s women’s cricket team are playing Thailand in the ICC T20 World Cup! It’s a great chance to celebrate local sporting hero Clare Connor CBE. Born in 1976, Clare Connor is former Captain of the England Women’s Cricket Team and … Continued