Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | Unknown
FIRST BROADCAST | 01 January 1960
DURATION | 5 minutes 34 seconds
As a prominent, militant member of the campaign for women's suffrage, Lilian Lenton gained a reputation as a skillful fugitive of the police. In this talk for BBC Radio, she outlines some of her adventures, including the time she evaded capture thanks to the help of 50 other women.
Lilian Lenton was interviewed again by the BBC in October 1961, on the subject of author D H Lawrence, who she met just prior to World War I. She had fled from the police and escaped to the Lake District. She was introduced to him as 'a man who's only got one subject, and that's sex'. She confessed during the interview that the only one of his works she had read since that meeting was the scandalous 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', though she noted 'it must have been an expurgated edition, because I don't remember anything special about it'.
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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