Brighton & Hove Women's History Group

23rd September 2019

Margaret Bondfield was Britain's first female cabinet minister. She worked at a draper's shop in Hove where she became an active member of the shopworkers' union. Brighton & Hove Women's History Group is grateful to Peter Kyle MP who campaigned to have this plaque erected. 

Photograph of a group of people at the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque

The plaque can be found at 14 Church Road, hove, BN3 2FL.

Blue plaque commemorating Margaret Bondfield MP.  Black and white portrait photograph of Margaret Bondfield MP

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19th September 2019

Photo of women on 'Votes for Women' commemorative walk

Two of our members on a Suffragette walk with local tour guide and author Maire McQueeney, left.

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7th September 2019

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas joined members of BHWHG and many others for the unveiling of a commemeorative plaque to suffragist Clementina Black, in Ship Street, Brighton.

A group of people gathered around the unveiling of a commemorative plaque on a Brighton building

Blue plaque commemorating suffragist Clementina Black

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11th July 2019

Amazing day for BHWHG!

Photo of three women, one wearing a 'Votes for Women' sash and one holding a petition

Valerie Mainstone, Debbie Waldon and Maria Hogg presented a petition to Brighton Council to ask for the Brighton Women's Suffrage (WSPU) Banner to be returned to Brighton from Manchester Museum. 

A photo of a large purple banner depicting: Votes for Women, N W S P U, Brighton Branch.

We presented a petition of nearly 500 signatures. Well done to all who worked hard to get this outcome and special thanks to Debbie who was instrumental in getting it through the early stages and who proposed the petition.

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10th May 2019

Between 1909 and 1914 the Women's Social and Political Union had its offices in the centre of Brighton at 8 North Street Quadrant.

Lots of people gathered for a wonderful celebration today as a commemorative plaque for #WSPU was unveiled at Brighton Quadrant by Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, pictured here with BHWHG Co-Secretary Maria Hogg.

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and BHWHG Co-Secretary Maria Hogg, both wearing 'Votes for Women' sashes stand beneath a commemorative plaque to the WSPU

And here it is!

Photo of a commemorative plaque for the Women's Social and Political Union.

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