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A talk by Peter Barratt for Leicester U3A
February 12 @ 14:45 - 17:00
Christchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH
Alice Hawkins by Peter Barratt
INTRODUCTION: With a bronze statue of Alice unveiled in Leicester a year ago, and her very own suffragette memorabilia loaned to Parliament as a star feature in their major summer 2018 Voice and Vote exhibition, great grandson Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of Alice’s suffrage campaign over a century ago. A shoe machinist by trade, lifelong socialist and mother of six, Alice formed the Leicester branch of the suffragette movement with the help and support of the Pankhurst family.
Peter Barratt was born and brought up in Eyres Monsell, Leicester, and educated at Wyggeston Boys Grammar School. Qualifying as an accountant with the British Shoe Machinery Company, Peter has lived for many years near Wellingborough and has recently retired. 2018 marked a busy, but satisfying year, commemorating Alice in the centenary year of women first gaining the vote.