Votes for Women (10/Sep/1908) - Yorkshire

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Bradford, Monday, 4 to 6.30 ; Friday, 8 to 10, Somerset Parlour, Godwin Street.
Leeds, Wednesday, Arts Club, 8, Blenheim Terrace, Woodhouse Lane, 8 to 10.
Huddersfield, Northumberland Street School, Huddersfield, Tuesdays, 8 to 10.

I want to appeal to Bradford women this week to rally round us and to keep their town as the centre of Yorkshire work. Volunteers must write to me at the office, 61, Manningham Lane, Bradford.

My work in Huddersfield has been most encouraging. We are hoping to take a bigger room for our weekly "At Home" in a few weeks' time.

On Thursday night Dr. Murchison and I spoke at Mould Green, Huddersfield, in spite of the wet weather, because the people were waiting for us in the rain. We had a most enthusiastic audience, though we all got very wet.

On Friday we had our first evening "At Home" in Somerset Parlour. We expect these to be a great success later on, but more workers are absolutely necessary.

Saturday was spent outside a football match in Leeds, where we sold many copies of Votes for Women. The Suffragettes, who were of course wearing the colours, met with a sympathetic reception. We shall try to turn up at every match in the same way.

Mrs. Batchelor organised a meeting at Eccleshill on Saturday night.

Many of the audience were young working girls, who were very greatly interested. Mrs. Twailes had a meeting in Roundhey Road, Leeds, last Tuesday evening, which she reports as a very good one.

Next week we are to have a stall, Monday and Tuesday, at Armley Feast, in the market. We anticipate good sales of Votes for Women.

In addition to our "At Home" in Leeds on Wednesday, we are holding a meeting in Belgrave Lecture Hall, New Briggate.

I should be very glad of extra assistance in Huddersfield for the "At Home" and demonstration there, and for Mrs. Pankhurst's "At Home" in the Parochial Hall, Huddersfield, on September 28.

Adela Pankhurst.