Talk 165 Militancy or Gentility? The Women’s Suffrage campaign in Cheltenham: Sue Jones

Date(s) - 23rd Apr 2018

Chapel Arts



In 2018, the centenary year of the granting of the vote to some women, much is being made of the well-known national figures such as the Pankhursts. However, many towns and cities are looking at their own local heroines and this talk will uncover some of those campaigning in Cheltenham. There were a number of different strands of suffragism in the town, showing that women could be non-militant yet effective, but that others could become involved in events with dramatic repercussions!

Sue Jones was a pupil at Pate’s Grammar School for Girls and studied History at the University of Sussex in its early exciting years. She then taught for many years, mainly in North East England. On taking early retirement, she researched the relationship between the women’s suffrage movement and the Labour movement in the region and was awarded a PhD. When she moved back to her native Gloucestershire 8 years ago, she began to research the women’s suffrage movement here, focusing on Cheltenham. Her book ‘Votes for Women: Cheltenham and the Cotswolds’ is to be published by The History Press in February 2018.

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