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The Pankhursts: Suffragette City

1st March 2020 11.30 - 1.15pm
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1st March 2020 11.30 - 1.15pm
Emmeline Pankhurst Statue, St Peter’s Square, Manchester 
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Come and join in, it’s absolutely FREE! Here at Social Circle we make it our business to offer you the best of what Manchester has to offer. Our selection of walks enable you to to come along and explore this great city, and meet new people in Manchester along the way.

The Pankhursts: Suffragette City

Christabel: suffragette icon, arrested at the Free Trade Hall, locked in Strangeways.

• Sylvia: suffragette icon, joshed with Lenin, befriended Haile Selassie. MI5 called her “the tiresome Miss Sylvia Pankhurst”.

• Emmeline: suffragette icon, Independent Labour Party campaigner, Tory Party candidate (not at the same time).

Walk in the footsteps of the family who won women the vote.

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In August 1819 at least a dozen people were killed demonstrating for the right to vote at St Peter’s Fields, Manchester.

Nearly a hundred years later, in 1903, the Pankhurst family, disgusted with the Independent Labour Party’s refusal to allow women to use the newly-opened Pankhurst Hall in north Manchester, founded the Women’s Social and Political Union to campaign for the right of women to have the vote in parliamentary elections.

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