Votes for Women (03/Dec/1908) - Huddersfield

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.


On Tuesday evening a very large mass meeting was held in the Town Hall, Huddersfield. Mrs. Key, the secretary, and all the Huddersfield members are to be congratulated on that splendid meeting. The women of Huddersfield were there in greater numbers than ever before in that town, and it is quite easy to see the great progress made in the work there since the demonstration on September 27. Miss Mary Gawthorpe spoke first, and pleaded that women should be more truly valued in the future, and that equal opportunities should be given to them to lead complete lives. Miss Seymour, in what the Leeds Mercury describes as one of the best reasoned speeches of the meeting, was listened to attentively and greatly applauded. I spoke on the tactics, and it was easy to see how much in sympathy all the women in the audience were. More than 2,000 women were present.

The sales of literature, under the direction of Mrs. Morton, Miss Burton, and Miss Hall, were very good. In Huddersfield every Saturday the members of the Union have a literature stall in the Market Place, which succeeds extremely well. They have their regular customers, and make fresh ones each week.

Adela Pankhurst.