Saturday 31st October. 12-2:30pm
Garrett Vrs. Churchill
12pm Bristol Temple Meads
On 15 November 1909 in Temple Meads Station Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, stepped from a railway carriage and was attacked by Theresa Garnett (a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union) who was wielding a riding crop. Or, as Votes For Women put it:
Moved by the spirit of pure chivalry, Miss Garnett took what she thought to be the best available means of avenging the insult done to womanhood by the Government to which Mr. Churchill belongs.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of this event BRHG will be staging a reconstruction at Bristol Temple Meads. Followed by:
12:30-2:30pm. GWRSA Social Club, Temple Meads, BS1 6QQ. As you walk up to the entrance is on the left just past the Empire & Commonwealth Museum and the Nursery.
Talks by Dawn Dyer (the Suffragettes in Bristol) and Anny Cullum (the composition and outlook of the Suffragettes).