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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleInglis, Miss Hazel
Ref No8SUF/B/069
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 15
Date21 Feb 1976
Extent69a - 25:37 mins, 69b - 25:40 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Hazel Inglis
DescriptionInterview took place at Woodcote Grove House, Woodcote Park, Meadow Hill, Coulsden, Surrey. Also see interview 8SUF/B/073 and interview with her sister Mrs Green 8SUF/B/074.

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Hazel Inglis joined the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) in 1906: her mother had joined prior to that, having been influenced by a close friend. They joined the Croydon branch. Hazel Inglis's mother was very ambitious for all her children, both boys and girls. The family all supported the suffragette cause and her two brothers were ejected from a number of meetings for heckling Cabinet Ministers. Emmeline Pankhurst and Christabel Pankhurst and their skill at public speaking. Hazel Inglis's and her sister's prison sentences in 1912, and the support they received from their mother and father. Her nervous breakdown, being surveyed by doctors on 'suicide watch', treatment and recovery. Her time at Swanley Horticultural College and her return to playing the violin. Her arthritis, and how that affected her music. Her work in advertising WSPU meetings and selling 'Votes for Women' on the streets of Croydon.

15:00 mins:
Hazel Inglis's work as a music teacher and the music prizes she won in early life. The origins of her parents' families. Her father's work and hobbies, her close relationship with him, and his support for her during her breakdown. Her fear that militant action and a prison sentence might affect her career as a music teacher, and the support she received from her employer and headteacher, Miss Clark, for her militant action.

0:00 mins:
The lack of influence of her suffragette experiences on her later career as a music teacher and performer. Her return to music following her nervous breakdown. The speeches of Maude Royden. The evacuation of her school to Somerset during the First World War, and her musical career there. Her prison experiences and the camaraderie between the suffragette prisoners.

30:00 mins:
Hazel Inglis's experiences at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was educated after leaving school at the age of 12. The reasons behind her militant action for the WSPU. The methods used by the WSPU to send instructions to members who were willing to perform militant actions. Her experiences of taking part in large WSPU demonstrations and processions. The relationship between the local branches of the WSPU and the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) in Croydon. The support her employer and headteacher, Miss Clark, gave her when she went to prison.

45:00 mins:
Hazel Inglis's close relationship with her father and his work and hobbies.
Related Record8SUF/B/073
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 21
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