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Flora Drummond: The Suffragette General

There’s a new addition the Wheelwomen pages, Flora Drummond. Check out her entry by clicking thr link above┬áto find out more about how, as a member of the WSPU organising body, Flora┬ácontributed to the WSPU cause in England and Scotland. … Continue reading

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Flora Drummond: The Suffragette General

Prominent suffragette Flora Drummond (1878-1949), or “The General” as she was known in WSPU circles, played a key role in organising the marches, processions, and parades characteristic of the suffrage campaign. As an extension of this role, she oversaw the … Continue reading

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Rosa May Billinghurst: Suffragette on Three Wheels

Rosa May Billinghurst (1873-1953) was born and raised in Lewisham, London. As a child, she contracted an illness which left her paralyzed from the waist down. Her condition did not, however, deter her from joining the WSPU in 1907 or … Continue reading

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Suffragettes on Wheels: Emily Wilding Davison centennial bike ride and lecture

On June 15th, 100 women on bicycles decked out in suffragette swag will take to the curvy tree lined lanes between Longhorsley and Morpeth, Northumberland. Some will be in Edwardian garb, others in elegant hats, and many will be flying … Continue reading

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The Pankhursts: Clarionettes and Suffragettes

Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst Cycling was a family affair for the Pankhursts, who famously founded the Women’s Suffrage and Political Union. Dr Richard Pankhurst (1834-1896) was an avid cyclist and prominent member of the Clarion Cycling Club. His wife … Continue reading

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