┆Edith Barlow was an extensive traveller, diarist, speaker, and photographer. Following the death of her husband in 1917 and acting on the advice given by her doctor that she seek a warmer climate for its health benefits, Barlow set off on her first voyage to Genoa, Italy in 1923. Throughout her lifetime Barlow undertook 30 trips that saw her cover much of the globe. Destinations included, Australia and New Zealand, the South Seas, Japan, the Arctic Circle, both North and South America, North Africa and much of Europe. Initially she travelled alone but then later became a companion/assistant to rich elderly gentleman, W. Mallinson Esq. She kept detailed diaries of her journeys and delivered lectures recounting her experiences and tours of various regions. In recognition of her travels and public speaking she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society in 1933. Edith died in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire in 1978.