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The campaign for women’s suffrage in Suffolk

Sepia photo of several well-dressed women standing behind a table covered in banners with big slogans - 'Vote Against the Liberal Government'. A crowd of people is gathered behind them.

The WSPU campaigning in Bury St Edmunds in 1907

This resource includes a Word document and a PowerPoint which explore several key primary sources relating to the history of the women’s suffrage campaign in Suffolk. It is suitable for use with all secondary age students.

You can use the sources to immerse your students in the stories of the women who fought for the right to vote, hearing their words and discovering the risks they took. Sources include photographs, census records, and newspaper articles which will give your students a ring-side seat at dramatic moments in the campaign.

You can use this resource with your students to explore local links with the national campaign for votes for women. The pack includes detailed background information about each source and suggested activities to spark curiosity and actively investigate the sources.

Download the resource from the Times Education Supplement website.