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The Rusholme Exhibition Hall, Manchester destroyed by fire: 1913

The Rusholme Exhibition Hall, Manchester destroyed by fire: 1913
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actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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This photograph shows The Rusholme Exhibition Hall in Manchester after it was destroyed by fire on December 7th, 1913.
The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, which is believed to have been set by suffragettes.
This attack was one of several arson incidents in the area carried out by Suffragettes and timed to coincide with Prime Minister Asquith's visit to Manchester and Oldham. The campaign was in protest against the arrest of Emmeline Pankhurst and although the suffragettes did not admit responsibility, nearby was found an imprint of a woman's boot; suffrage literature and a note addressed to Asquith saying, 'This is your welcome to Manchester & Oldham'.
The building was burned to the ground as it was built largely from timber, and damage was estimated at £12,000.

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1913 AD - 1913 AD
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