This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 18th Sep 2018
A shoe machinist by trade, mother of six and radical socialist, Alice Hawkins joined the suffragette movement in 1907, following her arrest outside Parliament and subsequent imprisonment in Holloway Prison. Alice formed the Leicester branch of the WSPU and went on to be imprisoned a further four times in her campaign for the vote.
Alice’s suffragette memorabilia is still kept by her family, and is considered to be one of the most complete collections in the UK today.
Her great-grandson Peter Barratt will give an account of Alice’s life, highlighted with illustrations from the impressive collection. Actor Ruth Pownall will also add a performative element to this talk.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-09-18 2018-09-18 Europe/London Alice Hawkins: The working class suffragette Her great-grandson Peter Barratt will give an account of Alice’s life, highlighted with illustrations from the impressive collection. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/09/18/alice-hawkins-the-working-class-suffragette-175609 The National Archives,Bessant Dr,,London
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