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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleCampion, Sidney R
Ref No8SUF/B/152
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 32
Date9 May 1977
Extent152a -16:55 mins, 152b - 63:42 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at 13 Argyle Court, Argyle Road, Southport PR9 9LQ.

Interview summary:
Sense of injustice about women's situation stemmed from observing his mother's situation, and from attending Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) meetings in Leicester for his newspaper. Defending the Pankhursts against violent opposition there. His subsequent move to Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. Contrasting social atmosphere for suffrage meetings there. His move to Leeds on marriage. Interrupting social functions for the cause in Leeds. Conspiracy to burn down Harewood Hall. A government agent provocateur caught in the act. Frank Rutter, curator of Leeds Art Gallery, and his suffragism. Enthusiasm from Leeds university students. Setting fire to pillar boxes. His move to Chorley, and the contrasting social character of the locality. His subsequent career. How Mrs Pankhurst kissed him at Leicester. How he acquired his zest for self-education during teenage. Setting off to London with Ruskin's Seven Lamps and Carlyle's French Revolution in his baggage, and how he returned home. Help in his career from Sir Edward Wood. Speaking in debating societies. His parents. Organising religious services in the wood-mill. Selling newspapers to help the family finances. Youthful zeal for Oscar Wilde. Leeds a good place for getting good newspaper coverage in the Edwardian period. His first wife.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 56
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