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The Formidable Women of Manchester

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These Formidable Women of Manchester...and More

* Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848 under a male pseudonym. Interesting.
* Hannah Mitchell, who challenged Churchill at St John’s School during the Suffragette era.
* Annie Horniman, who established Britain’s first repertory theatre company.
* Shelagh Delaney, who pioneered modernist theatre with her groundbreaking A Taste of Honey.
* Ellen Wilkinson (“Red Ellen”), who accompanied the Jarrow miners to London.
* Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who overcame deafness to become Lord Mayor, a leading educationalist, mathematician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher (now what sort of job is that for a Mancunian?!).
* Sylvia Pankhurst, Britain’s greatest political campaigner.

These are just some of the heroic Manchester women we will be celebrating.

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