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Roe Green: home sweet home

Roe Green: home sweet home

Elizabeth’s life started with the tragedy of her mother’s death, just a few days after her birth. Elizabeth was sent to Walkden for the first few years of her life and then returned to Roe Green, north of Salford and Manchester, when her father remarried. Both places... Read More
Elizabeth: the feisty feminist

Elizabeth: the feisty feminist

Celebration time – my book is being published on 14 June: you can pre-order now so it will pop through your letterbox by the time the sun is shining. Building on my posts, the book offers insights into Elizabeth’s life and her tireless work for... Read More
Power of the pen

Power of the pen

Image produced by myself, thanks to Leeds Playhouse – Reasons to be Hopeful project, 2021 Writing freedom for women is what Elizabeth did. She used her pen to give her power in a world where women had no formal political power and were rarely recognised in law.... Read More
Futures for Women

Futures for Women

As women today we have the freedom to gain an education, work and manage our finances. Visionary Victorian women dreamed this dream and then made it happen. Elizabeth and others created the future we live today. SPEW – how it started (1859) Society for Promoting the... Read More
Suffragist or Suffragette?

Suffragist or Suffragette?

The climate change debate reminds me of the fight for the vote. Peaceful persuasion or civil disobedience? Both were used in the long fight to gain the vote for women. There was nearly one hundred years of campaigning to win the vote for women. Before 1832 no law... Read More
Elizabeth and I

Elizabeth and I

Thanks to Congleton Museum for this photograph. https://www.congletonmuseum.co.uk/     Another day dawns and already the traffic is passing by. For years now the road has connected Congleton and Buxton. Today there is a slight buzz of expectation as a visitor is... Read More