Author Maureen coming home to tell suffragette’s story

Author Maureen Howes at the grave of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison
Author Maureen Howes at the grave of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison
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Northern Suffragettes,
Upper Wincobank Chapel

Tomorrow’s event is a conversation with Sheffield-born genealogist and author Maureen Howes.

She is making a special visit to her childhood home to talk about her fascinating research into the true story behind the tragic death of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison beneath the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby.

The author (née Maureen Stainrod) is now living in Morpeth. She has had unprecedented access to the Davison family archives.

For over a century the family have maintained a dignified silence but now research has revealed the divisive propaganda and misinformation that surrounded Emily’s dramatic death.

Maureen said her factual version really is “stranger than the century of fiction that we have been spoon fed about Emily Wilding Davison”.

Now researching a sequel, Maureen is keen to meet up with anyone interested in the part the women of the north of England played in the heroic struggle for votes for women, a movement which changed the face of British politics.

Signed copies of Maureen’s book will be available for sale.

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Upper Wincobank Chapel is at Wincobank Avenue S9 1LW. Look for the Victorian chapel in a leafy garden opposite the village green with the Enchanted Chair sculptures.

The talk starts at 7pm and the £2 admission includes refreshments served from 6.45pm.