Date: Saturday 31st October
Venue: GWRSA Club. As you walk up to the entrance is on the left just past the Empire & Commonwealth Museum and the Nursery.
Garrett Vrs. Churchill
12pm Bristol Temple Meads
On 15th 1909 November in Temple Meads Station Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, stepped from a railway carriage and was attacked by Theresa Garnett (a member of the Women's Social and Political Union) who was wielding a riding crop. Or, as Votes For Women put it:
Moved by the spirit of pure chivalry, Miss Garnett took what she thought to be the best available means of avenging the insult done to womanhood by the Government to which Mr. Churchill belongs.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of this event BRHG will be staging a reconstruction at Bristol Temple Meads.
- Watch a video of the recreation of Garnett Vrs. Churchill
- See some photos from this event
- Read a short article on Garnett's attack on Churchill
- Downlaod a high resolution flyer that was distributed to people watching the recreation front (480 KB jpeg file) and back (560 KB jpeg file), to see a preview click the thumbnail below.
12:30pm-2:30pm. GWRSA Social Club, Temple Meads, BS1 6QQ. As you walk up to the entrance is on the left just past the Empire & Commonwealth Museum and the Nursery.
Votes for Ladies: The Suffragette Movement 1903-1914
An examination of the established narrative of the struggle for the enfranchisement of women. Anny Cullum critiques the composition and outlook of this iconic movement from a class perspective.
- Listen to Anny Cullum's Talk (28 mins 6.3 MB mp3 file)
- See the sildes from Anny Cullum's Talk (3 MB pdf file)
They Fought for it, They Starved for it: THE VOTE.
Dawn Dyer talks about the Suffragettes and Women's Suffrage in Bristol.