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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleBrockway, Lord, (Archibald) Fenner
Ref No8SUF/B/190
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 38
Date29 Apr 1980
Extent190a - 11:54 mins, 190b - 11:14 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at the House of Lords. Interview is in two parts 8SUF/B/190a and 8SUF/B/190b.

Interview summary:
0:00 - 11:50 mins:
His parents and the Whitfield Men's Mission in Tottenham Court Road, London. How he met Keir Hardie who introduced him to socialism. His contact with the suffragette Jessie Spinks who adopted the name of Vera Wentworth. Their friendship, which ended when Jessie Spinks started to use violence and arson. His subsequent interest in the constitutional issues of women's suffrage.

Section b
0:00 - 11.11
His friendship with Margaret Robertson. Her marriage. Negotiations between the Labour Party and the NUWSS. Suffragette demonstrations outside Parliament. His defence of suffragettes interrupting public meetings.
Section b is slurred and in indecipherable
Related MaterialThe papers of Fenner Brockway are held at Churchill Archives Centre (ref FEBR)
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 73
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