VAL WOOD and MIRIAM JACKSON of Nottingham Women’s History Group are coming to the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington on THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER at 2.30pm to present their talk “WOMEN’S STRUGGLE FOR THE VOTE IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE”.
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 1860’s and ending in 1928 culminated in women at last gaining full enfranchisement.
The campaign was passionately fought in Nottinghamshire. Leading figures including Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett were regular speakers at meetings held at the Forest Recreation Ground between 1907 and 1914 which attracted crowds of up to four thousand.
We shall hear about the local suffragists and suffragettes who bravely campaigned for women’s rights in our county.
Tickets at £5 including refreshments are available from the Museum, Chapel Street, Ruddington, NG11 6HE. Or phone 0115 9845375.
(Due to the size of the venue it is advisable to pre-book.)