Date: Thursday 26th July 2012
Peter Barratt: 'A Suffragette's Journey: The Life of Alice Hawkins'.
The subject of Peter's illustrated talk is his great-grandmother, a working-class suffragette in Leicester who went to prison five times in her fight for the vote.
Despite working long hours as a machinist in a shoe factory and raising a family of six, Alice campaigned throughout her life for equal rights for women.
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