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Offline Star_boy123

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Was my ancestor a Suffragette?
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 15:21 GMT (UK) »
This is a picture of my Great Great Aunt Doris Rix, born in Leeds in 1900, I'd like to know if today of all days the clothes she is wearing are similar to those worn by Suffragette's?
Leeds: Calvert, Butler,Thwaites, Farrer, Rix, Hulland, Handley, Whitaker,Quinn, Gawkroger.
Lincolnshire: Marshall, South
Selby/York: Sayner, Britton, Abbott, Copley, Shooter,Wood.
Buckinghamshire: French, Illing, Ridgeway.
Norfolk: Rix, Ward
Middlesex/London: Beshaw, Glindon, Thomas, Smith, Thirkettle

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Re: Was my ancestor a Suffragette?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 15:41 GMT (UK) »
I don't think her clothing is any different to any other young lady of her era,
have you checked to see if she had any criminal proceedings brought against her,she would have been 18 when the bill was passed,so am not sure if she would have been old enough for her parents to let her go off demonstrating,before that was her mother a suffragette
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Re: Was my ancestor a Suffragette?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:51 GMT (UK) »
It looks like the ordinary everyday outfit that wold be worn at the time. Remember: there were not really all that many actual suffragettes, the ones who were prepared to take direct action. There were far more suffragists, campaigning more quietly.
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Re: Was my ancestor a Suffragette?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:25 GMT (UK) »
I doubt that she was a suffragette. They often had a little sign by wearing the colours in a ribbon round the hat or decorated button etc so they could recognize each other. Most suffragettes were women of class as well. Our poor relations didn't have time to go protesting!!

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Re: Was my ancestor a Suffragette?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
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Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Was my ancestor a Suffragette?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Ah, but she was the exception that rather went to prove the rule, I'm afraid.
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