Lunchtime Lecture: Catherine Marshall & Women's Suffrage in the early 20th Century by Gail Capstick
Catherine Marshall became prominent in suffragist and peace activism, significant national movements in the last century. The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) was established at the end of the 19th century with branches in different towns.
There was a North West Federation of the Society and the first AGM of the NUWSS was held in Carlisle in 1911. Catherine Marshall went from small scale activism in Cumberland to becoming a national figure in the movement. The talk will give information about her activities and those of other suffragists in Cumbria in the early part of the 20TH century.