On the 9th of May at 7.30pm we welcome Joan Roberts to the Museum. In her talk, Joan covers the position of women in society in the 19th century, as well as the struggle for the vote by both men and women; the founding of the Suffragists, who predated the Suffragettes, and the increasingly violent and bitter fight for the vote in the 20th century.
The work carried out by women in the First World War played an important part in the capitulation of the Government and the inclusion of votes for (some!) women in the ‘Representation of the People Act’ in 1918.
Come and hear the story of this epic struggle and decide for yourself – would you have been a Suffragist, a Suffragette or would you have chosen not to take part in the battle at all ?
Tickets £5 on the door