Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote

Winifred Mayo

A smashing time in Pall Mall.

CHANNEL | Unknown

FIRST BROADCAST | 13 July 1958

DURATION | 4 minutes 26 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1958

Synopsis

Winifred Mayo affectionately remembers Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst and recalls breaking two windows at the Guards Club in Pall Mall, one of them while being restrained by a policeman. The offence earned her a fortnight in Holloway, but aroused the interest of several guards officers, who actually attended a suffrage meeting to learn more about the movement.

Did you know?

The 1912 stone-throwing campaign, initiated by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, was launched on London's unsuspecting West End on the 1st March with the smashing of several shop windows and culminated in Emmeline and two other women breaking four of Prime Minister Asquith's windows.

Contributors

Donald Milner
Presenter
Winifred Mayo
Contributor

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