Votes for Women (08/Oct/1908) - Yorkshire

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 Monday last, September 28, Mrs. Pankhurst spoke at an "At Home" in the Parochial Hall, Huddersfield. It was very successful, for the audience was large and enthusiastic. Several new members were made after Mrs. Pankhurst had spoken. Miss Lowenthall and six ladies gave tea to the audience. This "At Home" shows a most favourable change in the attitude of the Huddersfield women, who are just now beginning to understand the meaning of our great women's movement. It will be very difficult for the Liberal party to retain its credit in Huddersfield, for among all the people there is strong feeling for the Suffragettes. Mrs. Pankhurst dealt mainly with the tactics of the W.S.P.U., and carried her audience with her entirely. A collection was taken of £3 8s. 10d. at the close of the meeting. It has been decided to open a literature stall in Huddersfield each Saturday in the St. George's Square.