GUIDED WALK: Women in Westminster

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:00

Join the Friends of Harington and our guide, Rachel Kolsky, to celebrate the centenary of when (some) British women got the vote.

This walk encounters women who battled, campaigned, fought and talked; from the Pankhursts striving for votes for women to Nancy Astor and Margaret Thatcher achieving important firsts in the House of Commons, there was nothing these women could not achieve.

We will also visit the newly unveiled statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, the first monument of a woman to stand in Parliament Square, featuring 59 key women (and a few men!) central in the women's suffrage movement. Their stories, together with those of society ladies and social workers, not forgetting WT Stead and his exposure of child prostitution in his Maiden Tribute, make for a fascinating tour.

£20 per person. Meet at Westminster tube station. For more information please contact Susie Rose: 020 8340 7156 / scr47@btinternet.com