Suffragists and Suffragettes in Wales in the UK context

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Suffragists and Suffragettes in Wales in the UK context

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The subject of the society's June meeting (Monday 20/6/22) was the long struggle for female suffrage. The speaker was Dr Di Drummond, a published author on the English suffragists and suffragettes. Since moving to Wales she has extended her researches to the Welsh dimension and one of her chosen illustrations - a suffragist 'gypsy' caravan on a tour of north Wales that included Tywyn - brought home the wide reach of the very effective Welsh suffragist movement. Her talk was enthusiastically received, with a lively atmosphere engendered from the start, with members Hilary Harrison, Gill Ray and Sue Whitehouse dressing the part to re-enact a protest march and later in the presentation graphically describing the violence sustained by a suffragette victim of crowd violence at Llanystumdwy. Members had many questions, which were answered comprehensively.
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