Votes for Women (03/Sep/1908) - Yorkshire

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Monday, 4 to 6, at SomersetParlour, Bradford.
Tuesday, 8 to 10, at Northumberland Street Schools, Huddersfield.
Wednesday, 8 to 10, Arts Club, Blenheim Terrace, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.

This week's "At Homes" have been well attended and successful, and many new friends have been made for the cause in all the three towns where the work is going on.

On Thursday night we held a very successful meeting in the Lockwood Baptist Schools. The audience was large and sympathetic, though I found in my work during the day that the ground was almost unbroken. On Thursday I visited 1,000 houses in Crosland Moor, and had a word or two with the women wherever possible. I do not think there were half-a-dozen suffragists in the village before our meeting, which also was a very large one. Miss Beevers took the chair, and when we had finished we were escorted to the tram-car and sent off with cheers.

In spite of the wet and windy weather, on Saturday we had a bill-distributing party, when Miss Hartland and Miss Roberts, of Bradford, and Miss Smith, of Birmingham, gave out handbills advertising our demonstration in Huddersfield on September 27.

On Sunday afternoon I spoke at the P.S.A. at Lockwood Socialist Institute, and at 8 o'clock we had a huge meeting in the Station Square.

Next week meetings have been arranged at Duckworth Lane (Bradford), Thornton Lodge (Huddersfield), and in the Mechanics' Institute, Eccleshill (Bradford), on Saturday night. On Sunday I am speaking in the Holy Family Schoolroom, Green Lane, Wortley, Leeds, and on Armley Feast Ground in the afternoon and evening.

Adela Pankhurst.