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Police Sting on Lillian Ida Lenton’s Bicycle, 1913

Militant suffragette Lilian Ida Lenton, AKA Ida Inkley, is labelled “12” in the Criminal Record Office surveillance photo above. Lenton (1891-1972) was a dancer who joined the WSPU at age 21. She was introduced to militant action as part of … Continue reading

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Suffragettes Threaten Oxford Cambridge Boat Race, 1913

Suffragettes and suffragists targeted sports institutions as part of publicity campaigns and militant action, particularly from 1911-13. Golf courses, race tracks, and cricket pavilions were preferred sites for militant actions, but all sporting events were considered to be at risk … Continue reading

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Suffragette Rosa May Billinghurst Detained by Police, c. 1910s

Rosa May Billinghurst (1873-1953) was born and raised in Lewisham. As a child, she was stricken with an illness causing paralysis from which she never fully recovered. Her condition did not, however, deter her from joining the WSPU in 1907 … Continue reading

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