Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Had a teary, life-affirming trip to this today http://www.museumofrichmond.com/suffrage.htm. An intimate exhibition celebrating the suffragettes at a pokey, sweetly shabby museum on the 3rd floor of the Old Town Hall in Richmond, Surrey. It's free and running til September.
Astounding to remember that less then a century ago, women were throwing themselves under horses and enduring force feeding torture and prison to get the voting rights we have now. Glad to see the likes of Pamela Coleman Smith and Princess Sophia Duleep Singh given some shine too. target="new"http://www.connections-exhibition.org/index.php?xml=histories/asian/prewarcommunity.xml