Friday 2 February 2018

Local suffragists/suffragettes celebration, 13 February

Irena Hill says:
Suffragists and suffragettes of Greenwich and Blackheath will be celebrated by a talk, embroidery, and song, hosted by
in-words at West Greenwich Library on Tuesday 13th February, the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. 

Ann Dingsdale, historian, researcher, artist, textiles worker,
will talk about the local signatories of the 1866 petition for equal voting rights, and
show us her amazing embroidery with the names and portraits of those signatories, and
tell us about the walks she guides to the homes and places they frequented.

Jane Grant, historian, researcher,
will talk about the C19th and C20th struggles for women's suffrage, and her book on the Fawcett Society will be on sale.

A small choir will sing some rousing songs.

Free event. Come at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Finish by 9.30pm.
Refreshments provided (donations welcome). for more details of this and other events. 

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