Dorking Museum invites you to a gallery talk, and book signing by local historian Kathy Atherton
A place of planning and plotting – What Dorking’s suffragettes did next
In 1918 the vote was won and so was the war. So what did those who had plotted their campaigns from Dorking and Holmwood do with the rest of their lives? By 1919 Emmeline Pethick Lawrence was marching on Parliament once again, accompanied by a guard of ex-servicemen. Her husband was fighting Winston Churchill for a seat in Parliament, assisted by the model for Kind Hearts and Coronets’ Agatha D’Ascoyne. This talk will examine their campaigning lives – from atrocities in Ireland, to Gandhi in Peaslake and the Emperor Haile Selassie in the Isle of Wight.
Kathy will be presenting her talk at Dorking Museum on Thursday April 4th at 7.00pm, with tickets priced at £5.00, which includes a glass of prosecco. Please note that seating is on a first come first seated basis.