News - Suffragettes Anniversary

Old campaigners pose for the cameras beside the statue of Mrs Pankhurst, while Miss March and Lilian Lenton take the opportunity to talk about their battle for suffrage on the 37th anniversary of the granting of votes for women.

Lilian Lenton recalls how she reckoned on setting alight two buildings a week during her most active period as a suffragette. Her more colourful escapades included evading the police while posing as an errand boy who was reading a comic and munching an apple and later making an escape to France aboard a private yacht.

↗ Originally broadcast 5 February 1955.

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