Sussex Women’s Suffrage Marchers
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Sussex Women’s Suffrage Marchers, with author and local historian Frances Stenlake
In July 1913, a march from Brighton to London brought together women suffragists from across Sussex – from Eastbourne to Littlehampton, Horsham, Cuckfield, and East Grinstead. They represented branches of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett. Because NUWSS methods were emphatically non-militant, its members never gained the notoriety of Mrs Pankhurst’s ‘suffragettes’, and, at a provincial level, reporting of their activity depended on a sympathetic local press. This talk will show how, in Sussex, the columns of supportive newspapers reveal unprecedented political mobilisation on the part of these law-abiding but committed women.