Women’s Suffrage in Stoke – from shop floor to Parliament

Thursday 7th June 3pm – The Decorating Studio

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Join local historian Fred Hughes to discover how the campaign for women’s franchise was illustrated in North Staffordshire with dynamic examples of women very much aware of their political inequality.

Meet women including Gertrude Jarrettwho joined the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) just before the Great War and regularly protested in Hanley Market Square to “spout a bit!” and trade union organiser Sarah Bennett (left) who found her cards marked as a troublemaker for bringing outside revolutionary influences to the factory floor and later campaigned alongside Christabel Pankhurst in the Staffordshire North West Division by-election.