Horsham Suffragette meeting - June 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

We take it for granted that women have the right to vote but 100 years ago there were extreme views on the subject as this report reveals.

“Miss E. Kensett gave an interesting address to the Horsham Suffragette Society in the Society’s rooms on Wednesday, the title being ‘Responsibility Educates’.

“Miss Lettuce Arnold took the chair. In her introductory remarks the Chairman said that she was delighted in the choice of that subject for the evening’s address, as one of the commonest objections to Women’s Suffrage was that women as a whole were not sufficiently educated in politics to vote intelligently.”

See also Women’s Suffrage meeting in Horsham - May 1914