Patti Mayor, women’s activist and Preston artist

Self Portrait in a Sun Hat by Patti Mayor Pic: Patti Mayor Estate By the early 20th century women still had few rights, let alone the vote, and as a result they began to resort to more extreme tactics to get recognition. In […]

3 months ago
How you can help bring a tale of Lancashire’s suffragettes to life

Ruthie-Boycott-Garnet, the writer behind the Suffrajitsu show Ruthie-Boycott-Garnet, the writer behind the Suffrajitsu show A crowdfunding campaign is underway to bring a tale about Jiu Jitsu-practising suffragettes to the stages and schools of Preston. Lancashire theatre company […]

4 years ago
Women’s rights campaigner to speak at Preston event for International Women’s Day

Barbara Gorna is speaking at the UCLan event Barbara Gorna is speaking at the UCLan event A women’s rights campaigner is speaking at Preston’s university to mark International Women’s Day. Barbara Gorna, who owns the sash Emily Davison […]

4 years ago
Why it is only right we have an Edith Rigby statue in Preston

Edith Rigby, pictured left, and the blue plaque to her in Winckley Square Pic: Preston Digital Archive/Tony Worrall It might seem strange now, if not outright bizarre, that 100 years […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement International Women’s Day sees Suffragettes film to be shown at UCLan

Suffragettes tells the story of the struggle for a woman's right to vote in Britain Suffragettes is to be shown as part of International Women’s Day in Preston. The University of Central Lancashire is showing the Blockbuster film on Tuesday 8 March. A pre-drinks reception […]

6 years ago
Suffragettes at The Harris Museum

WoodenSpoons Theatre presented the wonderful Debra Taylor and Carol Caine who played the parts of Preston’s suffragettes Edith Rigby and Patty Mayor at the Harris Museum yesterday. This was one […]

8 years ago
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