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Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence,1867-1954

Lived at: South Holmwood (after marriage)

Profession: Activist, Journalist

Professional work:

  • Ardent socialist and supporter of the Women's suffrage movement

  • Co-founded the Esperance Club, providing holiday accommodation and a dress making cooperative for women in the textile industry, 1900

  • Treasurer of the Women’s Social and Political Union, 1906-1912

  • Joint editor of Votes for Women, which spread the WSPU message across the country, 1907-1914

  • Led the Women’s Freedom League which campaigned for the vote to be granted to women on equal terms with men, 1926-35

  • Published her autobiography My Part in a Changing World, 1937

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
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