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Alice Hawkins: A Suffragette
Tue 1 March 2016, 18:00 – 19:15 GMT
Womens History Month talk 2016
Alice Hawkins: A Suffragette by Peter Barratt
Born in 1863, Alice lived most of her life in Leicester. A mother of six and shoe machinist by trade, Alice was determined to have an equal say in the democracy of the day. An active member of the Women's Social and Political Union she was imprisoned five times in all in her struggle. Alice was also a founding member of the Women's Labour League, the Labour Party's original women's section. Alice's fascinating story is told by her great grandson, Peter Barratt.
Tickets must be booked in advance to gain access. Access to Parliament is via a security check, please bring a photo ID (Driving licence/passport). For further information http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/
There are limited places at this event and places are available on a first come first served basis. If a waiting list is formed then this will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, places are non-transferable.
Picture credit: Alice Bacon ©Descendants of Alice Hawkins