This year marks the centenary of the first British general election in which women (but not all women) were allowed to vote. The women’s suffrage movement, beginning in the 1860s and ending in 1928, culminated in women at last gaining full enfranchisement.
The campaign was passionately fought in Nottinghamshire. Leading figures including Emmeline Pankhurst (pictured) and Millicent Fawcett were regular speakers at meetings held at the Forest Recreation Ground between 1907 and 1914, attracting crowds of up to 4,000 people.
Val Wood of Nottingham Women’s History Group is coming to the Framework Knitters Museum on Thursday 18th October to present her talk, “Women’s struggle for the vote in Nottinghamshire,” at 2:30pm.
We shall hear about the local suffragists and suffragettes who bravely campaigned for women’s rights in our county.
Tickets cost £5, including refreshments, and are available from the museum on Chapel Street during opening hours. Or, you can call Kathy on 0115 984 5375.