The Free Trade Hall has seen a lot of demonstrations. One hundred years ago, one of the hottest topics was the women’s suffrage movement, which actually had its beginning in demonstrations at the Free Trade Hall.
The Women’s Social and Political Union was formed by women members of the Independent Labour Party on 10 October 1903 to campaign for women’s suffrage. Two years later the organisation hit the headlines when two of its leading members were arrested after disrupting a meeting in the Free Trade Hall. In 1912, a co-founder of the movement fled to France to avoid arrest.
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