Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre are delighted to announce our collaboration with MP for Wealden Nusrat Ghani, to bring an immersive exhibition exploring women’s suffrage in Wealden. Click here for more information. The exhibition will open on Monday 21st May and run until 2nd June 2018.
Full programme to be published soon.
Pictured above (left to right): Jeanette Towey – Wealden District Councillor, Nusrat Ghani – Wealden MP, Nicola Stewart – Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre Education Officer and Liz Penton – Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre Manager.
Our Education Officer and exhibition coordinator Nicola Stewart said,
“We are excited to be working with many local community groups and other historical societies to offer an immersive exhibition exploring inspiring women of Wealden, past and present. If any member of the community would like to get involved in this project please contact us here. We are committed to ensuring this is a collaborative project that will inspire and educate visitors on the role of women, from gaining the vote to the present day.”
Commenting on the exhibition Nusrat Ghani said:
“Bridge Cottage are hosting what will be a fantastic and memorable celebration over two weeks to celebrate women getting the vote.
“This anniversary is a momentous moment in our history. We have been working on plans for a year and I was delighted to hear the progress made by Bridge Cottage to create an inter-generational interactive fortnight of events, to remember and celebrate the amazing women who fought to establish the right for women to be able to vote and run for office.
“As the first female MP for Wealden, I owe my position in part to the bravery and determination of suffragettes and suffragists.
“Their perseverance and courage is to be admired, and a hundred years later the suffragettes are still inspiring young girls across the country. I look forward to working closely with Bridge Cottage and Nicola Stewart to remember this anniversary for the historic moment it is.
“To make this centenary year a festival of female achievement, we will be collecting testimonies and stories of Wealden women past and present who inspire us, so please visit http://www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk/womens-suffrage-in-sussex/ for further details. We are also keen to collect as many images, letters and stories of Wealden Suffragettes and Suffragists and of women who voted in 1917. If you are able to share any details, please get in touch.”