Matlock Lunch Club members get an insight into Suffragettes

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 5:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 5:36 pm
Peter Barratt, great-grandson of suffragette Alice Hawkins, with Nicola Freeman at Matlock Lumcheon Club.

A talk was given by Peter Barratt, the great-grandson of Alice Hawkins who campaigned alongside Emmeline Pankhurst, the founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, known as the Suffragettes, and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia.

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Peter said that his great-grandmother was arrested seven times and jailed on five occasions in her drive for equality for women.