The secret female benefactors to the National Trust
The Ferguson Gang were a mysterious group of benefactors from the 1920s. With eccentric names like Sister Agatha and Erb the Smasher, the group of women secretly gave money to the National Trust with direct instructions to save certain buildings. Sue Herdman, editor of the National Trust magazine and daughters of the ‘Artichoke’ Penelope Adamson and Joanna Bagnall join Jane to reveal more.
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