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Manchester’s Formidable Women

Start:
18/07/2010 2:30 pm
End:
18/07/2010 4:15 pm
Cost:
around £10
Venue:
Midland Hotel steps
Address:
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Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 2DS

ToursMeet Midland Hotel, Peter Street.

June 2019 tour: Thursday 27 June 2019, 6pm.
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July 2019 tour: Thursday 18 July 2019, 2.30pm.
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These formidable women…
* Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848.
* Hannah Mitchell, who challenged Churchill at St John’s School during the Suffragette era.
* Annie Horniman, who established Britain’s first repertory theatre company.
* Shelagh Delaney who pioneered modernist theatre with her groundbreaking A Taste of Honey.
* Ellen Wilkinson – “Red Ellen” who accompanied the Jarrow miners to London.
* Kathleen Ollerenshaw, who overcame deafness to become Lord Mayor, a leading educationalist, mathematician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher (now what sort of job is that for a Mancunian?!).
* Sylvia Pankhurst, Britain’s greatest political campaigner.

These are just some of the heroic Manchester women we will be celebrating.

PankhurstsElizabeth Gaskell

 

Kathleen Ollerenshaw
Kathleen Ollerenshaw

 

 

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