Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Women's Social & Political Union Headquarters, Leicester

A poster in the window of an empty Leicester shop advertises last November's Cycles and Suffragettes event. You can find the shop in Bowling Green Street, in the shadow of Fenwick's department store.

Whoever put it there knew must have known that, a century ago, that shop houses the headquarters of the Leicester branch of the Women's Social and Political Union. Below is a picture of it in those days, borrowed from a website about the great Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins.

I expect Nora Logan was a regular visitor too.

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