Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | Radio 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 06 February 1968
DURATION | 26 minutes 22 seconds
Speaking on the 50th anniversary of the granting of votes for women, Grace Roe talks at length to Antonia Raeburn about her role in the suffragette movement as chief organiser for Emmeline Pankhurst (pictured above). She details the police's treatment of the campaigners â such as the 'Cat and Mouse Act', in which hunger-striking suffragettes were temporarily released from prison to recover their strength and then incarcerated again â and shares her exhilaration at being at the heart of such major political events.
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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