Vote 100 Suffragette Exhibition – A Stones Throw from Westminster

SI Greater London and SI St Albans and District have both visited the VOTE 100 Suffragettes in Camden exhibition in August. The exhibition is cleverly titled “A Stone’s Throw from Westminster” and is at the Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre, Holborn Library.

The groups have been warmly welcomed by Irene Cockroft, writer and historian on women’s suffrage, co-curator of the exhibition and also a Member of the Greater London Soroptimist Club. If you visit the website www.parliament.uk/1866  you can find out more about the 1866 Women’s Suffrage petition: the first mass Votes for Women petition. For more information about the exhibition please the website  www.thesuffragettes.org/   and download this word document Vote100Camden The exhibition runs until 5 October.

Irene is pictured here in the library with the wonderful Votes for Women tea cosy made especially to make this special centenary year. The groups learnt a huge amount from just a morning with Irene’s wealth of knowledge. The picture below is of the St Albans Soroptimists earning a well deserved lunch at a nearby cafe with Irene.