Fight for women’s suffrage in Exmouth revealed in new booklet

PUBLISHED: 15:07 14 November 2018

Anstice Fearon, a well-known local headmistress as well as an active suffragist. Picture: Contributed.

Anstice Fearon, a well-known local headmistress as well as an active suffragist. Picture: Contributed.

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The contributions of Exmouth’s women to the suffrage movement are detailed in a new booklet.

The fight for women’s suffrage in Exmouth has been detailed in a new booklet.

Exmouth Historical and Archaeological Society has published an illustrated booklet entitled The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Exmouth.

According to the society, there was a great deal of suffragist activity in the town, but no real suffragette element, although Exmouth women were involved with the more militant suffragettes elsewhere.

Author April Marjoram was a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University before retiring to Exmouth in 2004.

Society chairman Dave Gwilliam said: “ We count ourselves extremely lucky to have persuaded so distinguished a local historian as April to write the first book in what is planned to be a series on various aspects of the history of Exmouth.”

The booklet was a best-seller at the society’s recent Exmouth History Day, but copies are still available from Moore’s Newsagents in the Strand, or direct from series editor Mike Tracey on 01395 260442.

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