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Victorian Explorer Forgotten by History (OR NOT?)


For those of you who are Guardian readers — you may have come across an article this morning entitled 'Why Isabella Bird, the Victorian explorer forgotten by history, became my heroine'.

Ruby Wax OBE (an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner) has seemingly only just discovered the importance of the quite remarkable 'Isabella Bird', who has long been associated with the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge and who not only lived locally, but who also gave local Lantern Lectures from her remarkable travels.

In fact, we have already featured Isabella Bird in our 'Footprints on the Ridge' section of the Website CLICK HERE.

That said, Ruby Wax has written a very generous and interesting article concerning our local celebrity CLICK HERE

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