‘This cause of confusion should be removed’: Suffragists and Suffragettes, WESWWHN Annual Conference: Gender and Commemoration, Saturday 16 October 2021, 10 am to 4.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, St Paul’s, Bristol BS2 9DB and on Zoom

In 1914 Welsh suffrage campaigner Winifred Coombe Tennant identified a need to distinguish between ‘suffragists’ and ‘suffragettes’. To this day, though, the distinction is often ignored. In this talk I will be exploring why the distinction was so important to Coombe Tennant and her contemporaries; why this aspect of suffrage history has been overlooked by many later commentators; and how the continuing confusion affected the 2018 commemorations of votes for British women, and continues to influence the way the women’s suffrage campaign is memorialised.

Covid 19 restrictions permitting, the event will be held at Central Friends Meeting House in Bristol, and will also be streamed live on Zoom. Full programme and booking form on the West of England and South Wales Women’s History website

Hawkesbury Village Show, Saturday 28 August 2021, Hawkesbury Village Hall and Recreation Ground, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton, Nr Badminton, S Glos GL9 1AU

Come and meet me and other writers in the Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival book tent at the Hawkesbury Village Show on 28 August 2021. I’ll also be judging the Carnival costumes!

The show will include the ever-popular marquee with an exhibition of fruit and vegetables, crafts, home baking, cakes, photographs etc to be judged on the day, as well as fairground rides, archery lessons, a BMX display, and a carnival procession. There will be plenty of refreshments too, with food stalls, a beer tent, Pimms tent and teas.

Gates open at 12.30 pm. For further details and full programme keep an eye on the Hawkesbury Village Show website