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the Suffragette movement

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Hello
It has been suggested by a family member (she remembers someone who has long passed talking about it) that my grandma may have been a suffragette when she was in London between the years 1905 -1917
Is there a database of names for the suffragette`s or perhaps even a museum that I could contact
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette

Lists of notable ladies on the bottom of the above link....i am fascinated by them......find it incredible the courage these woman had in a manly world off the times.
Lets not forget war was in the air during most of the troubles making it sadly even a more manly world:(

http://swindonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/edith-new-swindon-suffragette.html

Edith New is my particular favourite being linked to Swindon(suprisingly not on the Wiki link)

Good luck with your research....though i reckon if you give us a name you will get some help:biggrin:
 
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her name was Mary Hughes until 1908 then she married and was known has Mary Walker
born circa 1883 she arrived in East Retford in 1916 having left all personal items behind at the address she was living at Carville St Finsbury Park,then moved into 145 Queen St East Retford with her young children,in late 1916 she was told that her husband James Henry Walker a srgt in the Essex Regiment had been killed in action ..he had in fact been taken has a p.o.w returning to East Retford when demobbed

XXI have their birth/marriage and death certs
xx the childrens birth/marriage and death certs
xxJames army service records
xx census records for 1901/11 Carville St


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Hi....found this and though i know it is not your James Henry just wondered if there is a connection,vaguely remember other info on this on the forum:confused:

http://terrys.org.uk/charts/uvw/walke200.htm

Anyhow as regard to the suffragete enquiry it is worth remembering that many woman were involved.
Many of the woman we know today as the main leaders were lucky in the sense that they were from backgrounds that allowed them thetime and money to get involved.....many woman just couldnt do this as they were more involved in trying to run the family or basicly survive and feed them in some cases.....maybe your relly gave out leaflets....she could have raised funds or went on marches.
Would love to find something solid about her but if none is found it dosn't mean that she wasn't involved.

Edit...just realised this is your family on the link so apologies if it is indeed yours and you have read it many times!

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/C...men-s-rights/story-15519234-detail/story.html

Also the above link is interesting and maybe a trip to the local museum in Nottingham will give you more info...this link suggests the womans involvement in Nottingham was very early in the 1800's so there must be info flying around somewhere....the main library in Nottingham must be worth a visit.
 
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