Minute book of Guildford Trades and Labour Council Meetings up to Mar 1918 held at 'the Suffrage Shop' thereafter in Co-operative Hall. street collection for victims of police violence in Dublin, Oct 1913; delegate (the Secretary) appointed to attend Suffrage demonstration at Borough Hall in Nov, after a request for the Council to pass a resolution in favour of Women?s Suffrage, to be sent to Party Whips and MPs, Oct 1913; withdrawal of Postmen's Federation from Trades Council because '[it] does very little or no effective work', Mar 1914. local NUW Suffrage Society mentioned twice Apr 1914, the second asking for a chairman for a meeting. [This may be the event quoted by William Shawcross in his autobiography SHC ref 1652/1, p.104.] protest against low wages paid by local firms making manhole covers, May 1914; statement on 'Right to Work' to be presented to Borough Council, Jun 1914. agreement obtained for conditions of work for railway drivers under new electrification scheme, Jun 1914; educational respresentative's report, Jul 1914; representation on County Distress committee to cease, but local war distress committee to be formed, Aug 1914; pressure for higher wages to meet increased living costs in wartime, 1915; objection to proposed suspension of Sunday postal deliveries, Mar 1916; proposal that ?a Women Organisation meeting? be held at the Suffrage Shop, Jun 1916; agreement to affiliate to Labour party, Nov 1916; reports of council's monthly meetings to be sent to Surrey Advertiser, Jul 1917; proposal to take market stall in North Street for sale of allotment produce, Jul 1917; proposal to form district branch of Labour party Aug 1917; copies of strike song by Irish Drapers assistants to be distributed to local unions, Nov 1917; request to Borough Food Control Committee to take over control of milk supply in view of high price and withdrawals of afternoon deliveries, Nov 1917; Town Crier to be engaged to announce meeting to form trades council housing committee, Dec 1917; resolution that Food Controller take 'complete control of all Live Stock and Food in the Country pay the distributors and farmers a living wage say 25/- a week and place the whole population upon rations', Dec 1917; appointment of delegate to Rabbit Warren committee, Feb 1918. NUW Suffrage Societies? request for a resolution in favour of women practicing as solicitors, Mar 1918 Statement to be sent to Labour Party of the Council?s regret at starting of 'a Womans [sic] Party on sex lines antagonistic to the Labour Party', Jun 1918. [References to suffrage activity have been extracted as part of Surrey Heritage?s March of the Women project which focused on the growth of the suffrage campaign in Surrey.]
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