Who was Miss Harrisson? We now know the story of the gardening pioneer denied a scholarship in 1898 for being a woman in a mans world that came to light in a box of archives held by the Royal Horticultural Society #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.16: Miss Harrison had come top in exams on the principles of horticulture – but wasn’t allowed to claim her prize of a scholarship at the RHS because she was a woman: Very little else was known about her, but within hours of the story going out on BBC Breakfast in September, viewers were sending emails and exchanging information on social media: Her family have now come forward with information that fills in the missing gaps in her life: The trail led to the Yorkshire town of Settle, where Olive, by then Mrs Edmundson, spent her final years: Her granddaughter Alison Tyas says her grandmother was a groundbreaker, a heroine – and, for her, a granny who you could rely on for everything.”I think my strongest memory really is as an eight, nine-year-old, being taken for walks in the country and being shown the names of all the flowers,” she says. “She knew all their names.” #AceHistoryDesk reports

Alison Tyas (left) and Fiona Davison (right) looking at old photosAlison Tyas (left) and Fiona Davison (right)

In Alison’s garden, overlooked by the Yorkshire hills, apples hang from neatly cordoned trees, cabbages stand proudly in the vegetable plot and pink sedums nod their heads in the breeze.

It’s clear that her grandmother’s green fingers have passed down the generations

Alison’s memories of her grandmother are of a woman who devoted her life to caring for family. But she never forgot her knowledge of plants. “It was always there, she could always make plants grow.”………………..She says she always knew about her grandmother’s success in the exam. Although Olive was denied her scholarship, she was given a medal, which she cherished all her life……………….Olive was able to train at a college that accepted women – Swanley Horticultural College – and went on to work as a professional gardener.

The medal given to Olive HarrissonThe medal confirms the correct spelling of her surname, which was unclear in the RHS archiveGroup photograph of Swanley female studentsRHS Lindley CollectionsGroup photograph of Swanley female students

Fiona Davison, head of Libraries and Archives at the RHS, visited Settle to meet Olive’s grandchildren and examine family documents……………….She says it is terrific to find out about the real person…………………..”Olive was a gardener all her life, which is really lovely to know and to know that she actually gardened professionally,” Ms Davison says………………..”So despite not getting the scholarship, Olive returned back to Swanley and went on to work for the Cadbury family as a gardener until she got married in 1904 – and then she had a family life…………..Like most women of her time, Olive gave up her career when she married William Edmundson. She devoted her time to looking after her four children and eventually moved to Settle, to be near her daughter, Ruth, and her grandchildren.

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Olive Mary Harrisson: An unsung gardening heroine

  • 1898: Enters Swanley College of Horticulture and comes top in the RHS Principle of Horticulture Examination
  • 1899: Takes a second course at Swanley
  • 1901: Employed as a gardener by George Cadbury at Northfield Manor in Birmingham
  • 1904: Marries William Edmundson. Olive gives up her career to look after their four children
  • 1960s: Moves to Settle in Yorkshire to be closer to family

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In the afternoon, Olive’s granddaughter Alison leads me through the quiet back streets of Settle to see the house where Olive first lived when she moved to the town…………….Even in her final years Olive helped with her daughter’s garden in the grounds of the Quaker Meeting House…………………….She moved into the house in the last few months of her life. The peaceful garden has lawns, flower beds and trees. A few pink crocuses at the base of a tree raise their heads to the autumn sunlight…………………….Olive’s grandson, Chris Harrisson Petrie, who was given her surname as a middle name, joins us there…………….”I suppose it’s her last garden,” he says…………………….He leads me down the steps beside the church to a memorial stone, which bears her name………………………”This is the memorial,” he says. “She died after about four years in Settle. But then she was 92. So a good life, well lived.”

You can see more details of Olive Mary Harrisson’s life in a display at RHS Garden Harlow Carr and RHS Garden Wisley.

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#AceNostalgiaNews The Southern Titanic: That’s what the German flagged Monte Cervantes came to be known as, after sinking in 1930 at the time the luxury liner was only three years old built in Hamburg it steamed back and forth from Argentina sailing the South America’s #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.30: The luxury liner was only three years old at the time, a beautiful steamed built in Hamburg, and sailed the South American routes from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, and back to capital city of Argentina again: It was during this cruise in the first month of 1930 that Captain Theodor Dreyer ran into trouble, first with a storm that arrived on January 22 and caused the Captain to look for shelter in nearby Yendegaia Bay #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9308: They entered the Beagle Channel, skirting between the Argentina coast and a series of Chilean islands, the water ahead was full of seaweed and posed significant troubles for the ship’s lookouts to spot trouble: Carefully observing the known obstacles shown on their charts, the ship eased ahead until a submerged rock was spotted and they veered successfully to miss it. Soon things would change dramatically, as they cruised straight into a rock not shown on their charts, and the hull ripped open while tilting to port as her momentum carried the ship up onto the rocks.

Passengers were flung about on the decks and in their rooms, anything loose fell and broke, water poured in while the crew worked to secure watertight doors and control the flooding:The crew did a fine job, getting all of the 1117 passengers and 255 of her crew into lifeboats. Soon launches from the nearby sea towns who heard the Monte Cervantes SOS began to arrive, one was from a nearby prison and housed dozens of the passengers in the cells until transportation arrived.

There were 70 crewman who remained aboard for the next three days, they worked to repair things and restart the engines, eventually bringing the ship off the rocks: Yet on January 23 her bow began to sink, the survivors knew that this was the end and started to jump to safety in the cold salty sea.

All but one would make it, Captain Dreyer slipped as he tried to jump, and plummeted instead into an opening in the ship’s promenade: The Monte Cervantes came to rest with her stern out of the water, but not in the shopping lane, so she was left to rust. #shipwrecksaturday #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1927, American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh takes off from New York’s Roosevelt Field on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – May.20: Lindbergh was a dark horse when he entered a competition to fly nonstop from New York to Paris: He ordered a small monoplane, configured it to his own design, and christened it the Spirit of St. Louis in tribute to his sponsor–the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8577: His greatest challenge was staying awake; he had to hold his eyelids open with his fingers and hallucinated ghosts passing through the cockpit: The next afternoon, after flying 3,610 miles in 33 1/2 hours, Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget field in Paris, becoming the first pilot to accomplish the solo, nonstop transatlantic crossing………………….Lindbergh’s achievement made him an international celebrity and won widespread public acceptance of the airplane and commercial aviation. #LuckyLindy #Historytakesflight #SpiritofStLouis #CharlesLindbergh #Aviation #OTD

#Brittius says …… From an airfield, it became a race track for trotters, now it is a shopping mall area.

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On #ThisDayinHistory in 1973, America’s eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War had ended. Two mo nths after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam as Han oi freed remaining American POWs held in North Vietnam

#AceHistoryNews – Mar.29: Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam as Hanoi freed remaining American POWs held in North Vietnam #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8212Pictured here is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a 2-acre U.S. national memorial in Washington D.C. that honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia and service members who were unaccounted for (missing in action, MIA) during the war. More than 8.7 million Americans served in Vietnam, and more than 58,000 died: The total number of soldiers that remain unaccounted for is 1,600. Is there anyone specific in your life who you’re honoring on this #VietnamWarVeteransDay? #VietnamWar #War #USHistory #MilitaryHistory #Veterans 📷: Peter Marlow/ Magnum Photos #OTD #AceHistoryNews

#Brittius says …..Until Obama started running his mouth about rounding up veterans and taking guns, and all the other rubbish, I had almost completely forgotten that war. I would like to return to, forgetting the war. Time hazed much out, but every now and then, it comes back, and none of it is any good. Oil. That is what the war was all about, a select few made millions of dollars. LBJ, and the fake Gulf of Tonkin resolution about an attack that never happened. 58,220 US lives lost, for oil, and an imagined attack that the president must have gloated over. I want my youth back. I want to forget that war.

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1945, the U.S. flag is raised on Iwo Jima. During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division took the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raised the U.S. flag #AceHistoryNews reports

#AceHistoryNews – Feb.23: American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag: Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a Marine still photographer and a motion-picture cameraman #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8045Rosenthal took three photographs atop Suribachi: Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event: The first, which showed five Marines and one Navy corpsman struggling to hoist the heavy flag pole, became the most reproduced photograph in history and won him a Pulitzer Prize: Many of these men, including three of the six soldiers seen raising the flag in the famous Rosenthal photo, were killed before the conclusion of the Battle for Iwo Jima in late March………………By March 3, U.S. forces controlled all three airfields on the island, and on March 26 the last Japanese defenders on Iwo Jima were wiped out. Only 200 of the original 22,000 Japanese defenders were captured alive…………More than 6,000 Americans died taking Iwo Jima, and some 17,000 were wounded. #IwoJima #IconicPhotograph #MIlitaryHistory #WWII #1945 #OTD #AceFinanceNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1917, Mata Hari is executed for espionage by a French firing squad #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.15: She came to Paris in 1905 and found fame as a performer of exotic Asian-inspired dances #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7214 She soon began touring all over Europe, telling the story of how she was born in a sacred Indian temple and taught ancient dances by a priestess who gave her the name Mata Hari, meaning “eye of the day” in Malay……..In reality, Mata Hari was born in a small town in northern Holland in 1876, and her real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle……..Regardless of her authenticity, she packed dance halls and opera houses from Russia to France,mostly because her show consisted of her slowly stripping nude………..She became a famous courtesan, and with the outbreak of World War 1 her catalog of lovers began to include high-ranking military officers of various nationalities……….In February 1917, French authorities arrested her for espionage and imprisoned her at St. Lazare Prison in Paris……..In a military trial conducted in July, she was accused of revealing details of the Allies’ new weapon, the tank, resulting in the deaths of thousands of soldiers……….Her military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and it is probable that French authorities trumped her up as “the greatest woman spy of the century” as a distraction for the huge losses the French army was suffering on the western front. #MataHari #WWI #spy #1917 #WorldWar1 #AceHistoryNews

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ALBANY, N.Y.- The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn’t used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario’s New York shore, according to two underwater explorers – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Nov.26: N.Y. explorers find 1872 shipwreck of rare Great Lakes vessel
The 51-foot-long, single-mast ship known as a scow-sloop sank during a gale while hauling goods along the lake’s eastern end in August 1872…
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The bow area and mast of the “Black Duck” is shown in 350 feet of water off Oswego, N.Y.

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Western New York-based explorers Jim Kennard and Roger Pawlowski announced Friday that they identified the wreck as the Black Duck in September, three years after initially coming across it while using side-scan sonar in 350 feet of water off Oswego, New York.

The 51-foot-long, single-mast ship known as a scow-sloop sank during a gale while hauling goods along the lake’s eastern end in August 1872.

The ship’s captain, his wife and a crewmember, the only people on board, all survived by getting into a small boat and reaching shore eight hours later.

Only a few scow-sloops sailed the Great Lakes, Kennard told The Associated Press. A search of nautical records turned up only about a dozen references to scow-sloops being built in the region, he said.

The Black Duck wreck is believed to be the only fully intact scow-sloop to exist in the Great Lakes, Kennard said.

“It’s definitely a rarity,” said Carrie Sowden, archaeological director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, which sponsors the New York team’s explorations.

The vessels’ simple design — squared bow and stern and a flat bottom — allowed it to be run up on beaches for loading and unloading of cargo.

“Scows, because of their shape, are workhorses,” Sowden said. “They’re not there to move fast through the water. They’re there to carry a lot of cargo.”

Typically used on rivers or for short voyages on the Great Lakes, scow-sloops weren’t constructed for high winds and waves in open water. The Black Duck got caught in such conditions on Aug. 8, 1872, during the 40-mile trip from Oswego to Sackett’s Harbor on Lake Ontario’s eastern end. The ship sank soon after springing a leak during a gale.

“They weren’t built to withstand that kind of pounding,” Kennard said.

The Black Duck is the latest Lake Ontario shipwreck discovery for Pawlowski, of Rochester, and Kennard, of nearby Fairport. Earlier this year, they and a third member of their team, Roland “Chip” Stevens, announced they had found the wreck of the sloop Washington, which sank during a storm in 1803.

The find was the second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, the explorers said.

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