Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Women's Freedom League: Swansea Branch Papers

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Administrative / Biographical History

The Women's Freedom League was a militant suffrage organisation established in 1907 when the Pankhurst's' Women's Social and Political Union split over the issue of internal democracy. In 1908, women in Swansea founded a small group which became, in March 1909, the Swansea Branch of the Women's Freedom League. Campaigning during the year 1909/1910 was intense, with the Women's Freedom League taking a lead in Swansea (perhaps uniquely) with calls for women's suffrage. A protest was convened at the Bush Hotel, Sketty in October 1910, which a crowd of up to 300 attended.

Further information on the Women's Freedom League: Swansea Branch can be found amongst the Jennie Ross Papers deposited at Swansea Museum, and in the article 'Votes for Women' by Ursula Masson, published in Minerva: The Journal of the Swansea History Society, vol.1 (1993).

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