This page follows historian Dr. Sheila Hanlon's past and recent research projects. Her interests include Victorian and Edwardian cycling history and the WWI and WWII Women's Land Army, both in Canada and Britain.
Monthly Archives: February 2011
Cycling was one of many forms of leisure integrated into the suffrage campaign. Games, toys and other novelties were produced by a number of organisations to promote the principles of the suffrage movement, announce events, and raise funds. Pank-a-Squith, the … Continue reading
Rosa May Billinghurst (1873-1953) was born and raised in Lewisham. As a child, she was stricken with complete paralysis from which she never fully recovered. Her condition did not, however, deter her from joining the WSPU in 1907 or becoming … Continue reading
The Clarion Cycling Club set a strong precedent for using the bicycle as a political campaign tool. The Pankhurst family were members of the Clarion Cycling Club and supported their political work. Christabel, in particular, showing great enthusiasm for cycling … Continue reading