Monday, 13 June 2011

Anniversary of death of Emmeline Pankhurst

This tourist barge is named after a famous Manchester daughter, Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928).  In 1889 Emmeline was one of the founders of the Women's Franchise League, who succeeded in promoting the passage of a law granting women the right to vote in local elections. In 1903 she founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Manchester.

She died in London on 14 June 1928, a few weeks after British women were granted full voting rights. Her Manchester home is now the Pankhurst women's community centre, which I shall post about in the autumn.

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  1. what a big barge
    one day we hope to travel some canals/rivers in Europe/UK by barge

  2. Great post Chrissy, thank goodness for women like Emily Pankhurst hey!!

  3. Interesting piece of history lesson, here. Thanks!

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by and folowing! I'm here happily following back!

    You take amazing photos! My dad was in the Manchester area during WWII and he loved it. He and mom had the chance to go back on holiday for their 25th wedding anniversary. I hope to make the trip someday too!

    ~Mrs B

  5. I'd love to take a trip in that barge! Great post with interesting information. Thanks for visiting my blog.


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