En route to Women's Sunday: 1908
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En route to Women's Sunday: 1908


© Museum of London

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This photograph shows Suffragettes en route to Women's Sunday on the 21st June 1908.

Women's Sunday was the first 'monster meeting' to be organised by the Women's Social and Political Union. Trains were specially chartered to bring in thousands of suffragettes from all over Britain. Frederick Pethick-Lawerence persuaded the authorities to remove a quarter of a mile of park railings to accommodate the seven processions that gathered in Hyde Park from seven different directions. Amongst the brass bands, suffrage singers, and banner parades, were 20 temporary platforms erected in a circle around the park for 80 speakers to address the crowds.




1908 AD - 1908 AD

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