Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote

Profile | Victoria Lidiard

The story of the last surviving suffragette.

CHANNEL | Radio 4

FIRST BROADCAST | 03 May 1983

DURATION | 19 minutes 57 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1983

Synopsis

Janet Cohen hosts a profile of Victoria Lidiard, the last surviving suffragette to have been imprisoned. From her background and upbringing through to her endurance of police brutality and the 'Cat and Mouse' act, the programme includes contributions from Ms Lidiard herself, a sprightly lady in her nineties, as well as Lord Fenner Brockway, a supporter of the movement, and feminist historian Dr Sue Bruly.

Did you know?

The commemorative plaque pictured was unveiled in Hove in 1996 by Betty Boothroyd - then Speaker of the House of Commons. It is designed in the suffragette livery of purple, white and green.

Contributors

Janet Cohen
Presenter
Lord Fenner Brockway
Contributor
Dr Sue Bruly
Contributor
Victoria Lidiard
Contributor

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