Evidence record card

Date: 1900
Middle-class women find a cause - the Temperance Movement

Another significant development for middle class women across the turn of the century was the involvement of women in the Temperance Movement, which campaigned for total abstinence from alcohol in the face of widespread male drunkenness. Membership came from the middle class chapel-going women of both North and South Wales, where Temperance Unions were formed in 1892 and 1901 respectively. Though conservative and moralistic in character, the Temperance Movement was important in giving these women involvement in organised activity beyond the home.