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Suffragettes and Tea Rooms

Since writing briefly in The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide on some London cafés associated with the suffrage movement, I had been curious to know more of their reality. It was only when invited to take part – with Dr Alison Ronan – in a short item for the BBC Women’s Hour on ‘Suffragettes and Tea Rooms’, that I felt justified in spending time on research. What follows is a taster of the results, which give a clearer idea of the places in which militant activity was discussed – and practised – a hundred years ago. I have issued …