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Photo Gallery: Our Emmeline comes home

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Our Emmeline comes home

On December 14, 2018, thousands took to the streets of Manchester to take part in a tribute to ‘Our Emmeline’ as a statue of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst was unveiled in her home city 100 years after women went to the polls for the first time in a UK General Election. 

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Centenary of Female Suffrage: how is Manchester marking the anniversary?

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Centenary of Female Suffrage: how is Manchester marking the anniversary?

2018 is a significant year for Manchester. The birthplace of the suffragette movement, founded by Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903 at her family home just off Oxford Road, the city holds a prominent – and proud – place in political history.

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