Winifred Mayo

Winifred Mayo affectionately remembers Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst and recalls breaking two windows at the Guards Club in Pall Mall, one of them while being restrained by a policeman. The offence earned her a fortnight in Holloway, but aroused the interest of several guards officers, who actually attended a suffrage meeting to learn more about the movement.

The 1912 stone-throwing campaign, initiated by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, was launched on London's unsuspecting West End on 1 March with the smashing of several shop windows, and culminated in Emmeline and two other women breaking four of Prime Minister Asquith's windows.

Originally broadcast 13 July 1958.

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