Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | Radio 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 06 February 1968
DURATION | 10 minutes 7 seconds
In this extract from 'Woman's Hour', Antonia Raeburn talks to Eleanor Higginson and Grace Roe, who was Christabel Pankhurst's chief organiser. They recall how the movement progressed from peaceful meetings in drawing rooms to public protest gatherings, where they prepared to shield themselves against violent encounters by wearing cardboard corsets and protecting their breasts with cotton wool.
As the campaign was put on hold for the duration of World War I, Eleanor Higginson helped organise a jam-making enterprise to combat food shortages. During her imprisonment, Grace Roe went on hunger strike and was force fed more than 200 times.
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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