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Freedom, Votes, Equality

Suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates addressing a meeting

Visitors to Merton Heritage Centre can now view our new exhibition, "Freedom, Votes, Equality" which looks at the women's suffrage campaign in Merton.

This display is part of our programme to mark 100 years since the first British women were granted the vote. It features photographs, historic documents and ephemera linked not only to the campaign for the vote but to courageous individuals - from Rose Lamartine Yates, to Sophia Duleep Singh, Dr. Beatrice McGregor and Edith Begbie.

Discover some of the challenges faced by the suffragettes, local sites with suffrage associations and the role that cycling played in the votes for women campaign.

Due to the level of interest, the exhibition period has now been extended to 20 November. Admission is FREE.

For more information Tel. 020 8545 3239 or email local.studies@merton.gov.uk

 

 

 

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