TALK: Suffragettes in Sussex
Women’s Suffrage Campaigning in Uckfield, Heathfield and Crowborough
Come and hear the story of the Votes for Women campaign here, law-abiding and non-violent as elsewhere in rural Sussex, and involving prominent local figures, aided by suffragists of national and international importance who lived in the area.
Speaker Frances Stenlake began researching women’s suffrage campaigning in Worthing in preparation for a talk to the Worthing Family History Society. She found the story of the Cuckfield and Central Sussex Womens’s Suffrage Society from the microfilmed Mid Sussex Times in Burgess Hill Library, so she knew that organised campaigning across inland Sussex was conducted by a network of NUWSS branches, and that WSPU activity was largely confined to coastal centres, notably Hastings and Brighton.
Come and hear Frances talk about her research here.