Votes for Women (06/Feb/1908) - Yorkshire Report

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Yorkshire Report.

On Monday, 20th, a very successful "At Home" was held at the house of Mrs. Lloyd, 8, Claremont Place, Sheffield. The next will be on Tuesday, February 4, at 4 p.m.

In the evening of the same day the Huddersfield W.S.P.U. organised a social evening, which was well attended. I spoke to the I.L.P. women of Golcar on Tuesday night, and I hope that we shall have at least one representative from there at the Women's Parliament. I met the Leeds members on Wednesday, at a meeting where Mrs. Bellingham, of 32, Longroyd Grove, Leeds, was appointed secretary in place of Miss Rhys Davids. The Leeds members intend to work in the by-election, and will meet Miss Sidley at an "At Home" on Wednesday evening, 29th, to discuss plans.

On Friday evening Miss Annie Kenney and I spoke at an "At Home" in Bradford. There were a great many strangers present, and we made several new members. We have four delegates for the Women's Parliament from Bradford.

Next week there will be meetings in Hebden Bridge, Elland, Leeds, and Brighouse.

Adela Pankhurst.

Mrs. Wilmshurst and Mrs. Edwin Sykes, of Huddersfield, held drawing room meetings on January 13 and 24, at which Miss Kilburn, of Meltham, read a paper on "Women's Suffrage." It was listened to with interest, and various opinions were freely expressed by ladies to whom the subject was new. A collection was taken in aid of the funds of the N.W.S.P.U.