Our neighbour and local visitor stars in his own new film 'Christopher Robin'! When visiting Ashdown Forest home of Winnie the Pooh and his friends make sure you explore to all this beautiful area has to offer with fantastic local restaurants; pubs; The Picture House Uckfield cinema and of course our Uckfield & District Preservation Society Archives heritage sites: Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road, Nutley and Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre, High Street, Uckfield.
There were over 400 female playwrights in Britain between 1900 -1920 during a period that witnessed huge political and social change. The Actresses' Franchise League (AFL) was founded in 1908, membership was open to any woman who was or had been a professional actress, musician or music hall performer. The play 'Miss Appleyard's Awakening' was written in 1911 by AFL member Evelyn Glover (1874-1941) and first performed at the Rehearsal Theatre, London. The play is about an anti-suffrage campaigner who is collecting signatures for a petition and finds herself in the home of a sympathiser - she ends up drawing her hostesses' attention to the contradictions in her arguement. ... See MoreSee Less
Today we welcomed Charlotte Dobson from UK Parliament’s Outreach and Engagement Service to Bridge Cottage who delivered a workshop on the Suffragettes and Beyond to our guests.
Those in attendance found out the fascinating story of how women won the vote, from the earliest petitions and protests to the direct action of the Suffragettes and beyond. We found out when women sat in the Lords and what they did when they got there. We discovered the changes introduced by early women pioneers and also how to get involved and engaged parliament today.
In the audience were two Heathfield Community College A-Level students, pictured below. Izzy Dunn, Year 13 student said,
“THE WORKSHOP WAS A REALLY HELPFUL INSIGHT INTO THE STORY OF PAST POWERFUL WOMEN. I WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE ISSUES THAT MATTER.”
Hannah Elkheie year 13, commented,
“I FEEL MOTIVATED AFTER THE SESSION AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE.”
Today we welcomed Charlotte Dobson from UK Parliament’s Outreach and Engagement Service to Bridge Cottage who delivered a workshop on the Suffragettes and Beyond to our guests. Those in attendance f...