Alice Singer

Alice Singer

Dates: 1873-1955

Lived at: 18 Reynolds Close

Suffrage organisation(s):

  • Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU)

Key roles:
  • Member of the WSPU and was actively involved in their suffrage campaign.
  • Teasurer of the Hendon and Golders Green branch of the WSPU in 1913.

1911 Census:
  • Alice and her husband (Julius) were evaders. Only two servants were present in the house during the Census and Alice and Julius not recorded elsewhere.

Militant Activities:
  • Alice Singer was involved in the Suffragette Raids on Parliament in 1908, during which she and a companion managed to gain admission to the Houses of Parliament with the assistance of an inspector of police.
  • She was also arrested during the window-smashing campaign in 1912 and was charged under the Malicious Damage to Property Act.
  • Remanded to Holloway before court appearance, at which she agreed to be bound over for 12 months and not to commit any other such acts.

Other achievements:
  • Alice Singer kept a diary that revealed her involvement with the WSPU, and she was a generous donor to their appeals.
  • Her husband, Julius, also donated his vote to Mrs. Pankhurst, generating nationwide publicity in newspapers.

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