I will be doing a “Votes for Women” Manchester history walk on Saturday 27 May in support of The Poor Side of Life blog. This is written by Charlotte Hughes, who along with other people, has been campaigning for several years outside Ashton-under-Lyne job centre, providing support, advice, food parcels – and perhaps most precious of all, sympathy and some hope.
In her weekly posts Charlotte records the daily experience of those at the mercy of the Department of Work and Pensions, often subject to sanctioning and unfair treatment. I will be doing the walk to help her to keep the blog going. The cost will be £8 (free to JSA claimants).
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If you cannot come, but wish to support Charlotte’s blog with a donation, you can do so here
“ Manchester First in the Fight”; Votes for Women, 1866-1928
Meeting point: Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, 11.30am, Saturday 27 May
This walk will tell the story of the campaign for “Votes for Women” in which Manchester played a major role. We will encounter the leading figures of the suffragist and suffragette movement including Lydia Becker, Esther Roper, Eva Gore-Booth, Annie Kenney, Hannah Mitchell and the Pankhurst family.
The walk will last around 90 minutes.