Fundraising “Votes For Women” walk in support of The Poor Side of Life blog, 11.30 am Saturday 27 May

Votes for Women

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).

Advance booking recommended :

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.



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