Holloway Angel or Hitchin Outcast?

Elizabeth Impey Hitchin's Suffragette.

The story of the often bitter fight for the vote in the years before the first War, when crowds stormed Hitchin Town Hall to disrupt a talk given by Christabel Pankhurst, and Hitchin suffragette Elizabeth lmpey was shunned on her return from Holloway.

This fascinating talk takes us back to Edwardian times to look at the suffrage movement.

Who was Elizabeth Impey (1877-1973)

Born Elizabeth Chambers, the future suffragette became interested in women’s rights at a young age and joined the Hitchin branch of the Women’s Co-­Operative Guild in 1899. She joined the WSPU in 1906 and the following year was imprisoned in Holloway for her activities. She continued to promote The Cause to a largely sceptical Hitchin and became firm friends with Lady Constance Lytton.

Join us for an evening talk by Ros Allwood at North Hertfordshire Museum.

27th July, 7.30 - 8.30pm,

£5 per person including a complimentary tea or coffee

Purchase through the ticket link or drop into the museum and pay at the welcome desk. Places are limited so buy in advance to secure your place.

Email: northhertsmuseum@north-herts.gov.uk for more information

Tel: 01462 474554

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North Hertfordshire Museum

Brand Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JE

01462 474554


Opening times

Museum: Tue-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 11am-3pm

Hitchin Town Hall: Mon - Fri, (Closed Bank holidays)

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