Tag: Mary Gawthorpe

Mary Gawthorpe: South Leeds Suffragette

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we present stories of inspirational women with links to South Leeds: Mary Gawthorpe was born in 1881 in Woodhouse, Leeds, to John and Annie Gawthorpe. Her Dad was a leather worker and her Mum helped to support the family by being a

Exhibition highlights South Leeds women fighting for the vote

An exhibition at Beeston Library last month told the story of the campaigners whose efforts led to (some) women winning the vote one hundred years ago. The Vote before the Vote exhibition told the story of the long 19th century march towards the full Parliamentary franchise, and the Leeds women