Up and About - Elizabeth Dean

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-30s after having eight children.

Originally broadcast 30 June 1978.

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