‘Senseless outrages against property’: The Militant Suffrage Campaign, 7.30 pm, 14 December 2018, Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3PF

In 1909 five women were sent to Horfield Gaol in Bristol, four of them for criminal damage, and the fifth for breach of the peace. The women, one of whom was from Bristol, were militant suffragettes whose actions took place over the course of several days of protest in the city. Lucienne Boyce will explore the motives for their crimes, describe their prison experiences, and tell their suffrage stories. The talk, which takes place one hundred years to the day after women voted in Parliamentary elections for the first time, will include reference to national and local events. Free event. For details and booking see the Creative Innovation Centre CIC website.

Find out about the other activities CICCIC has planned for Women’s Vote Centenary Week here.

Free Exhibition, Taunton Library: You might also be interested in calling into Taunton Library to see the Votes for Women 100 Exhibition which was created by the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network and Bristol Libraries as part of the Votes for Women 100 commemorations. There is no charge for the exhibition, which runs from 10 to 22 December 2018. For venue details see the Taunton Library website.


A Blue Plaque for Bristol’s Pioneering Suffrage Campaigners, 11.30 am, Saturday 15 December 2018, 3 West Mall, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BH

An installation ceremony for a Blue Plaque for the Bristol and West of England Society for Women’s Suffrage at 3 West Mall, Clifton with guest of honour  Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West. No charge. All welcome. For further information see News.