Event on Women of Somers Town

Hall at meeting.

Two great speakers on women connected to Somers Town, starting with Mary Wollstonecraft and the history of voting rights for men and women by Deborah Lavin – the distinction between Suffragettes and Suffragists was made clear. Esther Leslie make interesting links to an early activist who got women sewing and involved, the Folk Dance society, connections made to Edith Neville and Irene Barclay.  Locals in the room with long memories added their memories…

Thanks to Rosa Parker and Origin for organising and the wonderful tea and cakes and Deborah Lavin and Esther Leslie for the thoroughly researched talks,.