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Vanishing for the Vote

Vanishing for the Vote

This exhibition tells the story of one extraordinary night, Sunday 2 April 1911

24 February 2014 — 27 April 2014

24 February – 27 April 2014, Vanishing for the Vote @ People's History Museum, 'Reliable' comic postcard, about 1911 © Jill Liddington Collection

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Following demands from the Liberal government for every household to comply with its census requirements, suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott.

Many did.  Some wrote ‘Votes for Women’ boldly across their census forms.  Others hid in darkened houses or, in the case of Emily Wilding Davison, in aWonder Women cupboard within the Houses of Parliament.  Part of Manchester Histories Festival and Wonder Women Radical Manchester

This exhibition has been generously supported by The Lipman-Miliband Trust.

Suitable for all ages

Manchester Histories Festival