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Next Meetings

A brief outline of our next talks

Meetings take place, commencing at 7.30pm, in The Crawford Hall, Salford Road, Bidford on Avon B50 4EZ

Friday 20 April: West Midlands Struggle for the Vote

presented by Gay Hill

In this centenary of the first votes for women, Gay Hill looks back at the 90 years of campaigning that brought about electoral reform.

Her talk will explain briefly the electoral system in place before 1832 and then describe the efforts of the West Midlands for electoral reform, focusing on three stages: the reform movement before 1832, Chartism, and the Suffragist movement. The talk includes some local examples from Warwickshire, including Alcester and  Stratford -upon-Avon.

Remember that in 1918 many men were enfranchised as well as selected women.

Our Speaker Gay Hill, is Chair of the Wyre Forest Historical Group.