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Walking with Women’s Suffrage in the Colne Valley
Saturday 15 September 2018 at 11:30 amFree
A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018 and the annual Heritage Open Days.
Join suffrage historian Jill Liddington for a five mile walk in the footsteps of local suffragists and suffragettes. The linear route passes the homes and villages of several local campaigners including Helen Studdard, secretary of the Huddersfield NUWSS branch; Elizabeth Pinnance, imprisoned in 1907 for 14 days; and Florence Lockwood a Linthwaite mill owner’s wife and a member of the suffragist NUWSS who designed the Huddersfield branch banner.
Please bring packed lunch plus snacks. The walk ends in Slaithwaite around 3.30pm with a Q&A session at a cafe, including contributions from Cyril Pearce, Chair of Huddersfield Local History Society. Walkers then need to make their own way back to the start (bus or train available).
Meet by 11:30am at St. George’s Square by the statue of Harold Wilson.
Although this is a free walk, pre-booking is required.