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 of Reeves Archive titled ‘From Suffrage to Citizenship: The Lewes Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote’, about the campaign for voting rights for women in Lewes.

Justice - M Lowdnes album LSEThis 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 will show photographs from the Reeves Archive and the LSE Women’s Library that tell the story of the peaceful suffragists in Lewes. The talk will include the militant suffragettes who went on hunger-strike in Lewes prison and the local opposition to suffrage.

Image of Justice from the Mary Lowndes album  from the LSE Library, copyright DACS. (Left)

The talk sets the scene for an Edward Reeves Archive exhibition in the series Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate, at Lewes Town Hall. Exhibition Open Day, Saturday 15 December 2018, 11-4 pm, then Mondays to Fridays from 17 December till 4 January, during Town Hall opening hours.

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.