On Saturday I bought a copy of Alice Hawkins and the Suffragette Movement in Edwardian Leicester by Richard Whitmore. I was looking for more information on J.W. Logan's Suffragette daughters Isobel and Nora.
I found them, and rather more on the notably militant campaigning of Leicester suffragettes. I shall be sharing some of them with you.
Here is the first, discussing the Leicester branch of the Women's Social & Political Union in 1912:
From late May and early June the Leicester branch had been making tentative moves towards the southern part of the county and had managed, with the help of Isobel Logan, to form what was, to all intents and purposes, a predominantly middle-class branch in Market Harborough under the capable leadership of Miss J. Jerwood of Little Bowden Rectory.The picture above shows what is now, inevitably, the 'The Old Rectory' in Little Bowden which Pevsner says dates from 1627. One of my favourite local buildings, it stands next to a mud wall I once blogged about.