Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | The Light Programme
FIRST BROADCAST | 28 September 1962
DURATION | 7 minutes 1 seconds
In this extract from a longer programme, Aileen Graham-Allen describes her experiences as the chauffeur to Emmeline Pankhurst (pictured) during her time as leader of the suffragette movement. Ms Graham-Allen's reminiscence is read from a pre-prepared script (listen out for the sound of the turning of pages) and includes details of Mrs Pankhurst's tour of England, Wales and Scotland, in particular their crossing of the Kirkland Pass in the Lake District.
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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