Ada Vachell: a life

Image shows ada vachell with Bristol children from the Guild

The story of feminist and champion of the rights of disabled people, Ada Vachell, and how she created the Bristol Guild.

Restless sleepers

An epidemic of ‘sleepy sickness’ swept through the US and Europe between 1916 – 27, immortalised by Oliver Sacks’ ‘Awakenings’. Some survivors attended the Guild in Bristol, with a variety of post-encephalitic symptoms. Grace Morgan-Tait investigates.