Suffragette research

A book, being published by Pen and Sword, on Suffragettes in Scotland is at present being researched, with a chapter being focussed on various areas, of which Dumfries and Galloway is one. The time scale is from about mid 1800’s onwards.

There will be sub headings of brief history, working life, education, health & welfare and women, politics, suffrage and notable men. Covering these areas, specifically looking at women’s lives, would give an insight into how they were treated through history and was any of this a prelude to suffrage and equality?

Contributions by any of members of the society of information or photos on suffragettes, or any of the sub heading chapter material, would be appreciated. These would of course be credited by the author.

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In 1908 the co-editor of Votes for Women, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, designed the suffragettes’ colour scheme of purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope.