The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the vote!

June 9, 201710:01 amLeave a Comment
Front cover of Ethel Smyth's composition The March of the Women, dedicated to the Women's Social and Political Union, 1911 (SHC Ref. 9180/5)

Front cover of Ethel Smyth’s composition The March of the Women, dedicated to the Women’s Social and Political Union, 1911 (SHC ref 9180/5)

Surrey Heritage is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £100,000 for a project to commemorate Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s right to vote! The project, called ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’ will culminate next year to mark the centenary of the 1918 Act of Parliament which gave the vote to women over the age of 30. Surrey was home to many notable activists and organisations on both sides of the suffrage debate and we will be working with museums, schools and community partners, to explore and chronicle the contributions of local people. For the full press release please see https://news.surreycc.gov.uk/2017/06/08/surreys-role-in-the-fight-for-womens-voting-rights-to-be-celebrated-thanks-to-100000-national-lottery-grant/ 

Discover more about the suffrage movement in Surrey, from activists to anti-suffrage supporters at https://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/themes/people/activists/suffragettes/

Click here for the dedicated project web page.

Watch this space as we’ll be launching a blog very soon!

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