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Suffragette banner, used by the Hampstead Church League for Women's Suffrage. Designed by Laurence Housman and executed by the Suffrage Atelier, possibly by Clemence Housman whom he described as 'chief banner-maker' for the Suffrage Atelier. Rectangle with seven tabs. Yellow cotton sateen, beige silks and cotton, green, purple and yellow embroidery silk. Central rectangle formed by cross entwined with interlacing vine with grapes. A foliate capital in metal thread in each corner 'CLWS The Glorious Liberty' (above) 'Of the Children of God' (below). Outlining and edging in cord. 'Hampstead Church league for Womens Suffrage' painted on the reverse. The CLWS was founded in 1909. Its aim was to secure for women the vote in 'Church and State' on the same basis as it was awarded to men. The league also campaigned for the revision of the marriage service in the Book of Common Prayer and the ordination of women.
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