Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | Regional Programme
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 June 1978
DURATION | 3 minutes 59 seconds
In this brief extract from a longer programme, 'Up and About' marks the 50th anniversary of the act that gave women the vote. Richard Hemingway hears from Elizabeth Dean, a former-suffragette in her nineties from Manchester, who reveals that the campaign for universal suffrage wasn't just a middle-class pursuit. For women such as Mrs Dean, gaining the right to vote was part of a wider objective to avoid being just 'child-bearing machines' like her mother, who died in her late-thirties after having eight children.
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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