image for Talk item typeThe working class suffragette at National Archives

Talk, Tue 18 Sep 2018

Contact

The National Archives

020 8876 3444

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

A shoe machinist by trade, mother of six and radical socialist, Alice Hawkins joined the suffragette movement in 1907, following her arrest outside Parliament and subsequent imprisonment in Holloway Prison. Alice formed the Leicester branch of the WSPU and went on to be imprisoned a further four times in her campaign for the vote.
Alice’s suffragette memorabilia is still kept by her family, and is considered to be one of the most complete collections in the UK today.

Her great-grandson Peter Barratt will give an account of Alice’s life, highlighted with illustrations from the impressive collection. Actor Ruth Pownall will also add a performative element to this talk.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 18 Sep 2018 14:00 to 15:00

Prices

£4.00 - £5.00

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets