Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Exhibition at Lewisham Library - Suffrage Centenary

The year marks the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act (1918) was passed after decades of struggle and gave some women over 30 the right to vote. This exhibition explores the suffrage struggle before 1914 with particular emphasis on local links. See  a specially commissioned photograph of the suffragette banner  of the Lewisham branch of the Women’s social and Political Union. Find out about how local women such as Rosa May Billinghurst (WSPU activist) and Florence Gadesden, Headmistress of Blackheath High School for Girls, and others made history. The exhibition comes with a guide which asks open ended questions to help you explore the exhibition. Contact the Local History and Archives Centre for a talk with the Local History Librarian or the Archivist. For more, follow us on Facebook for a series of postings which has been running through the year. There is plenty to find out about.

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