“The Dignity of Womanhood”: Olive Beamish (1890-1978), Typist, Trade Unionist and Labour Activist, The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network Annual Conference, The Llewellyn Suite, Coleg y Cymoedd, Aberdare Campus, Cwmdare Road, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF44 8ST, Saturday 1 July 2017, 9.30 to 5.30 pm
This year’s WESWWHN conference is on the theme of “Women and the Labour Movement in Britain from 1880 to 1950”. I will be giving a talk about Olive Beamish, a suffragette and one of many highly-educated women who studied to degree level then had to make a career in office work. She went on to serve on the national executive of the Clerical and Administrative Workers’ Union, and was also active in the Labour Party. The conference is organised in partnership with Llafur, Cymdeithas Hanes Pobl Cymru – The Welsh People’s History Society, and will take place in Aberdare. For information on Llafur see their website. The event is free and all are welcome, but prior booking essential. Book on Eventbrite.