404 Hampstead Garden Suburb Virtual Museum : Individual : Dora Beedham [SUF03]
Dora Beedham

Dora Beedham née Spong

Dates: Born in 1880, lived until the 1950s

Lived at:

  • 10 Heath Close (after WW1 until mid-1920s),
  • 108 Erskine Hill,
  • 90 Brim Hill

Suffrage organisation(s):
  • Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU),
  • Independent Labour Party

Key roles:
  • involved in militant activities for women's suffrage,
  • Hunger Strike Medal recipient.

1911 Census:
  • Evaded

Militant Activities:
  • She was arrested on multiple occasions, including during the Women's Parliament at Caxton Hall in 1908 on charges of obstruction; for marching on the House of Commons in 1909 and on Black Friday in 1910.
  • In 1912, she was charged with breaking windows with a hammer, along with Constance Moore, and was sentenced to two months with hard labour in Holloway Prison.

Other achievements:
  • Trained as a nurse and midwife,
  • Worked as a sanitary inspector in East London.

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