Was your ancestor a Suffragette?

There is a very interesting website at www.alicesuffragette.co.uk and I would urge you to look at it.

It commemorates Alice Hawkins and includes suffragette memorabilia that once belonged to Alice.  It is intended as a learning resource and also includes archive footage, music and a documentary about Alice.  Born in 1863, Alice lived most of her life in Leicester. A mother of six and shoe machinist by trade, Alice was determined to have an equal say in the democracy of the day and was imprisoned five times in all in her struggle.
Now safely stored in a Midlands museum, the memorabilia includes Alice’s first arrest warrant, prison notes, press cuttings and postcards from the day.

Congratulations to Peter Barratt for an excellent site.


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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