Welcome

Welcome to the website dedicated to our suffragette great grandmother, Alice Hawkins.

 

A working-class woman and mother of six, Alice campaigned throughout her life to improve the pay and conditions of women who worked alongside her in the shoe industry in Leicester.

 

Her sash, hunger strike medal, prison notes and more are still with the family and today are part of the nation’s heritage.

 

‘You must use your vote, we suffered for it’

Alice Hawkins 1863-1946

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Audio Clips

1. Prison Notes
00:00 / 06:35
2. The Election Over
00:00 / 00:40
3. Black Friday
00:00 / 01:46
4. The Polling Booth
00:00 / 00:30
5. Genie Bale
00:00 / 00:34
6. My Heart Is Full of Deep Sympathy
00:00 / 00:54
7. Lloyd George Speech
00:00 / 03:43
8. Keep the home fires burning
00:00 / 00:46
9. Fictional Account + Nana was ..
00:00 / 02:32