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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleBeeston, Miss Louisa & Jackson, Miss EM
Ref No8SUF/B/080
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 17
Date30 Mar 1976
Extent87:00 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at The Home of Rest, Wheeldon Avenue, Derby.

Interview summary:

0:00 mins:
Her sister Isabel who influenced her to join the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Derby. The alleged attempted poisoning of Liberal Prime Minister, Lloyd George by suffragettes in Derby. The burning of All Saints Church, Breadsall, Derbyshire by suffragettes in 1914. Miss Beeston's career as a midwife and monthly nurse in the 1920s.

15:00 mins:
How Miss Beeston integrated with families while living in. Miss Beeston's family and home.

30:00 mins:
Miss Jackson's chalking of pavements for WSPU Derby branch. The Women's Freedom League, run in Leicester area by Mrs Charlotte Despard.

45:00 mins:
Male prejudice against the suffragette movement. The social stigma of not wearing a hat in public. Speeches in Derby by Gladice Keevil, Isabel Kelly, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst. Rowdy reaction of the crowd to the speeches. Miss Jackson's early career as shorthand typist and later managing the typists at the British Celanese Factory, Spondon, Derbyshire for 20 years.

60:00 mins:
Men's involvement in the suffragette cause in Derby. Miss Jackson's membership of the non-militant suffragette movement. Selling suffragette newspapers. Mrs Alice Wheeldon who followed her daughter Hettie in joining the WSPU.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 26
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