Lewes History Group AGM and a talk on womens’ vote – Monday 10 December 2018, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Following a brief AGM we will have a presentation by Dr Diana Wilkins titled ‘From Suffrage to Citizenship in Lewes’, about the campaign for voting rights for women in Lewes.

Votes Handicapped, by Duncan GrantThis year is the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act and of the general election in which some women were able to vote for the first time, along with millions more men.

Diana has been working with the Reeves Archive on a project to celebrate this centenary, telling the Lewes stories of Suffragettes, Suffragists, and Anti-Suffragists, culminating in an exhibition towards the end of 2018.



Duncan Grant, ‘Handicapped!’ 1909, design for suffrage poster. Image from the LSE Library, copyright DACS

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

Entry for this meeting, incorporating the AGM, is free to Lewes History Group members, and £3 for non-members, payable at the door.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.