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Swindon Does ArtsSwindon Does Arts / Events / Thu 8th Oct 2015 Swindon's Suffragete: Edith New

Swindon's Suffragete: Edith New

In August 1908 former Swindon schoolteacher Edith New was released from Holloway gaol. It wasn’t the first time she had been incarcerated in the Victorian fortress and it wouldn’t be the last prison sentence she would serve in the Suffragette cause.

Frances Bevan, local historian and co-founder of Swindon Heritage magazine, tells the story of the Swindon born woman whose commitment to female enfranchisement saw her become a prominent militant suffragette and one of Emmeline Pankhurst’s foot soldiers in the battle for Votes for Women.

7.15pm : Central Library 2nd Floor Reading Room

Tickets: £1.50 (Library Members) / £2.50 (Non-members)

available from The Ground Floor Help Desk at Central Library (Tel: 01793 463792)
or any SBC Swindon Libraries - visit www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries

For more information visit http://www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries

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