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Mapping Women's Suffrage, 1911 - A Snapshot in Time

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Location: Leamington Spa Library

In 1918, most women over 30 years old won the right to vote. The Votes for Women campaign was a long and difficult struggle fought by women and men in cities, towns and villages, right across the country.

Dr Sarah Richardson and Tara Morton from the University of Warwick are holding a drop-in session where you can preview a sample of a new digital map that offers a ‘snapshot in time’ from the women’s suffrage campaign in Leamington Spa in 1911. The digital map also provides some biographies, digitised 1911 census schedules and images for Leamington Spa campaigners, giving a glimpse into their lives at this momentous time in the history of the women’s movement.

The Leamington Spa map is a micro pilot for a much larger project which aims to map women’s suffrage right across England at the height of the Votes for Women campaign. Visitors to the library are therefore encouraged to provide feedback and comments on the Leamington Spa map, to help develop the broader mapping project ready for the women’s suffrage centenary celebrations in 2018.

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