Women’s Suffrage in Dundee

On the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, the next Friends of Dundee City Archives Lunchtime Talk will be about the Suffragette Movement in Dundee. In a talk that will include many rare and previously unpublished images, local author and historian Norman Watson will bring to life the extraordinary people and events that shaped the votes-for-women campaign in Dundee – the raucous demonstrations, the window smashing and constant skirmishing with police, the fighting in courtrooms, the burning of houses and attempted bombings, the jailings and forcible feeding of women – recapturing all the energy and enthusiasm of the female rebellion which made Dundee the pre-eminent ‘suffragette city’ of its time.

The talk will take place on Thursday 2nd February, 1pm, at the Glasite Hall on King Street. It’s free entry to all FDCA Lunchtime Talks and everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a member of the friends. See the FDCA website for more information.

The image above is Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst.

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