Meet a suffragette and decide if you wish to join her fight to get the vote for women.
Listen to her arguments and learn why some women at the beginning of the twentieth century were driven to drastic measures to get their voices heard by the Establishment.
Understand the different methods used by these pioneering ladies, from peaceful protest to more militant tactics
Discover how the determination and bravery of the Suffragettes changed the way our country is today and learn how Epsom was thrust into the national headlines by the death of Emily Davison at the Derby in June 1913.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many women started to campaign for women’s rights. The focus of their attention. The right to vote. This became known as the suffragist movement.
During this time, two main political groups formed, the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies and the Women’s Social and Political Union.
These groups came to be known by two different nicknames, invented by some newspapers who sought to ridicule them; the Suffragists and the Suffragettes.
The two groups used very different tactics to draw attention to their cause but their message was very much the same. They wore the colours purple, white and green and made banners, badges and sashes with the words ‘Votes for Women‘ displayed on them. Meet a suffragette and discover how woman fought for the vote and discover the tricks the police tried to arrest them.