Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote

A Talk by Ada Flatman

Risking arrest to campaign for the tax-paying woman's vote.

CHANNEL | Unknown

FIRST BROADCAST | circa 1946

DURATION | 9 minutes 16 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1946

Synopsis

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.

Did you know?

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.

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Ada Flatman
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