Category Archives: 20th Century

Davies and Davison

Is commemoration a matter of deeds versus words? The famous tragic incident when suffragette Emily Davison fatally threw herself in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby, 1913, remains engraved on the public’s memory. Indeed, many of you

Women in Hospital Service in World War One

A brief overview by Anne Powell, author of Women in the War Zone : Hospital Service in the First World War    A researcher’s story Between 1975-1977 and 1982-1985 I lived in Mons, Belgium, where my husband had two appointments on

Sylvia Pankhurst: Activist with Attitude – part 2

(…continued from part 1) After the passing of the 1913 Prisoners’ Temporary Discharge Act for Ill Health  (known as the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act) Sylvia was more than once released for short periods, viagra only to be rearrested once sufficiently

Sylvia Pankhurst: Activist with Attitude

As a little girl growing up in Woodford Green, on the fringe of Epping Forest, just before World War Two, I was warned by my very conventional Conservative parents to walk on the other side of the road when I

Women car designers and designing cars for women

Cars have been on the roads for about 120 years and women have been involved in designing and driving them for all of that time. This involvement has become largely invisible – so much so that major car manufacturer Volvo