Edith New – Swindon Suffragette: Thursday 8th October
Edith New – From North Street to Holloway Gaol: A Talk by Frances Bevan
Central Library – 2nd Floor Reading Room:
7.15pm Thursday 8th October 2015
In August 1908 former Swindon schoolteacher Edith New was released from Holloway gaol. It wasn’t the first time she had been incarcerated in the Victorian fortress and it wouldn’t be the last prison sentence she would serve in the Suffragette cause.
Frances Bevan, local historian and co-founder of Swindon Heritage magazine, tells the story of the Swindon born woman whose commitment to female enfranchisement saw her become a prominent militant suffragette and one of Emmeline Pankhurst’s foot soldiers in the battle for Votes for Women.
Tickets: £1.50 (Library Members) / £2.50 (Non-members) available from The Ground Floor Help Desk at Central Library (Tel: 01793 463792) and all SBC Swindon Libraries