Putting Danehill on the Map, Frances Stenlake Women finally secured the right to vote after laws were passed in 1918 and 1928. These articles on Suffragist campaigners in the Danehill/Horsted Keynes area have been written for the University of Warwick’s online, ongoing, Mapping Women’s Suffrage project.
This project provides an opportunity to show how much suffrage campaigning went on outside London and other urban areas, particularly in Sussex, and how most of this was conducted by members of the non-militant National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett.
The notoriety of the ‘Suffragettes’, members of the much smaller but militant Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), led by the Pankhursts, is out of all proportion to their actual numbers. In Sussex, branches of the WSPU were limited to the Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and Worthing areas, whereas branches of the NUWSS were formed all over the county, becoming part of the Surrey, Sussex and Hants Federation. By 1913, as the 1913 ‘tree’ poster shows, this had 46 branches.
Many of the leaders of the Suffragist movement were drawn from the higher echelons of society and several lived here in Danehill or close by. We are very pleased to publish here articles by Frances Stenlake, which document the achievements of these women. Click the name below: 1 Marie Corbett who lived in Danehill 2 Helga Gill who was Norwegian but well known to local families 3 Margery Corbett Ashby, elder daughter of Marie 4 Cicely Corbett Fisher, younger daughter of Marie
There are four more articles to appear in December Photo: NByUWSS - Original publication: published by the NUWSS in 1913 in the UKImmediate source: British Library http://www.bl.uk/learning/images/makeanimpact/suffragettes/large12625.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45443664