Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Talk and a Tea Party

Swindon Suffragette, with Swindon Heritage, are hosting a talk and tea party to celebrate Edith New's birthday in March.

Edith was born 17th March 1877 in North Street in Swindon and is buried in Polperro, Cornwall where she died in 1951.

We are holding our event on Saturday 19th March at 12.30 in St Saviour Church, Ashford Road, Swindon, SN1 3NS

The first hour will be a talk with local historian Frances Bevan and Edith's great-niece Tamara looking back at her work as a suffragette, sharing information about her life and family in Swindon and looking forward to our plans to get a memorial to Edith in her hometown. We hope to share photos from our archives and also from the March and Rally in October.

The second hour will be a tea party, come and enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of tea and maybe dress up in your suffragette finest again if you attended the march.

This is a free event but we ask that people confirm attendance in advance either on the Facebook event or by emailing swindonsuffragette@gmail.com to allow us to cater accordingly! If anyone would like to donate cakes or biscuits they would be very gratefully received on the day.

Marching down Wood Street

Tamara and Mary - Edith's two great nieces

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