Edith New: Swindon’s Forgotten Suffragette (7 March 2013 18:00)

A special talk to celebrate international women's day is being held as part of the spring events at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery:

7 March 2013 18:00 ~ Edith New: Swindon’s Forgotten Suffragette

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA
Thursday, 7 March 2013 from 18:00 until 19:00 — £3 Entry

Join local historian Frances Bevan for this talk exploring the story of Edith New, the Swindon schoolteacher who campaigned for women’s rights with the suffragette movement. Edith is best known for breaking the windows of 10 Downing Street with fellow campaigner Mary Leigh, and received several jail terms for her involvement in protests and demonstrations. Come along to hear more about this inspirational Swindon woman.