Newtown Old Town Hall - saved by Ferguson's Gang
In 1933 the Old Town Hall on the Isle of Wight was given to us by the mysterious Ferguson's Gang, a group of young women who wore masks and used fictitious names such as Red Biddy, Sister Agatha and Bill Stickers. Their bizarre exploits have secured their reputation as some of our most unusual benefactors.
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If you’re intrigued by the story of Ferguson's Gang and would like to find out more about the incredible ladies behind it, then you might find ‘Ferguson’s Gang: The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters’ interesting. You can pick up a copy at the Old Town Hall, in our National Trust shop at Mottistone Gardens and online. Or you can find a short history of them below.