Overview of the Club's History

Overview 1886-1900  1900-1914   1914-1965  1966-1982  1983-1999 2000 to Date

VotesforwomenCentral to all the activities at the Club at this time was the women's AnnieKennyAnnie Kennysuffrage campaign.

Women like Sarah Reddish, Cissy Foley and Alice Collinge campaigned tirelessly and although divisions between militant 'suffragettes' and law-abiding 'suffragists' became more marked after 1905, allegiances in the club seem to have been fairly fluid.

Sarah Reddish and others saw themselves as EmiliaPankhurstEmmeline Pankhurstradical suffragists but they invited Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst to speak at the club in August 1906 and even as late as 1911, when the militant campaign was at its height, suffragette Annie Kenny was welcomed here and spoke to an audience of women members.