Click here to skip to main content.
Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleInglis, Miss Hazel
Ref No8SUF/B/073
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 16
Date16 Mar 1976
Extent40:55 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Hazel Inglis
DescriptionInterview took place at Woodcote Grove House, Woodcote Park, Coulsden, Surrey. Also see interview 8SUF/B/069 and interview with her sister Mrs Green 8SUF/B/074.

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Hazel Inglis's experiences as a music teacher. Her experiences at the Royal Academy of Music and her nervous breakdown. Her work as a jobbing gardener. Her experiences in prison; her relationship with the wardresses, cell conditions, activities for the prisoners, prison food and the occasion on which she and other suffragette prisoners refused to return to their cells after exercise. Her militant action for the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) - breaking the windows of the Post Office in Lower Regent Street with a hammer. Hazel Inglis and her sister were in prison together, and both gave false names when they were arrested. Role of Hazel Inglis's mother and her support for the WSPU.

15:00 mins:
Character of Hazel Inglis's mother. Hunger strike undertaken by Hazel Inglis's aunt Florence Graves. Hazel Inglis's work as a WSPU steward at meetings at the Albert Hall. Role of Flora Drummond in organising WSPU processions and demonstrations. WSPU procession for women in the professions, and the manufacture of the gardeners' banner by Hazel Inglis. Hazel Inglis's work in the WSPU shop in Croydon, which sold scarves and other 'fancy' goods with the Votes for Women motto. Hazel Inglis's work selling 'Votes for Women' on the streets in Croydon, and advertising WSPU meetings by chalking the details on the pavement. Hazel Inglis's views on militancy - she was prepared to damage Government property but not private property, so she was assigned to breaking the windows of a Post Office.

30:00 mins:
Hazel Inglis's visit to India on her release from prison, and the medical work performed by her aunt and uncle for the Salvation Army. Her lack of interest in politics and her view of the vote as they keystone of equal status with men. Her view that the militant actions by the WSPU had managed to achieve the vote when years of non-militant lobbying had failed.
Related Record8SUF/B/069
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 23
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2024