13th-14th and 16th August, 2pm
With the UK centenary of women first gaining the vote just months away, great-grandson Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of Alice’s hard fought campaign for women’s suffrage. Alice Hawkins, a shoe machinist by trade and mother of six, formed her local city branch of the WSPU in 1907 and went on to be imprisoned five times in all. Illustrated with original suffragette memorabilia still with the family to this day, Peter reprises his talk first given at UK Parliament last year as part of Women’s History Month.
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