Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | Unknown
FIRST BROADCAST | circa 1946
DURATION | 9 minutes 16 seconds
Ada Flatman, a self-proclaimed 'proud old militant suffragette', delivers an enthusiastic reminiscence about her recruitment into the 'Votes for Women' campaign. She remembers her arrest and incarceration in Holloway Prison, as well as her heckling of cabinet ministers such as 'Mr Birrell' (Augustine Birrell), who was known to oppose the notion of granting women the vote.
As Ada Flatman mentions here, one champion of many suffragettes was Labour politician Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence (later Baron Pethick-Lawrence), whose wife Emmeline was a prominent member of the Women's Social and Political Union, alongside her namesake Emmeline Pankhurst. Pethick-Lawrence was also Secretary of State for India and Burma in the years leading up to India's independence in 1947.
Dame Ethel Smyth remembers a window breaking campaign.
Memories of an aerial leafleting campaign.
Risking arrest to campaign for the tax-paying woman's vote.
The achievements of the suffragette leader are recalled by her daughter.
A suffragette and a photographer remember an eventful court case.
A reunion with medals and memories.
A schoolgirl suffragette.
A smashing time in Pall Mall.
Lilian Lenton explains the 'Cat and Mouse' Act.
Memories of a militant suffragette.
Remembering when Emily Davison leapt under the King's horse.
Driving Mrs Pankhurst.
Two eminent peers share their experiences of the suffrage movement.
Two veterans of the suffragette movement talk about the early days of the campaign.
Mrs Pankhurst's chief organiser shares her story.
Joan Bakewell meets a veteran suffragette.
Views of a working-class suffragette.
The story of the last surviving suffragette.
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