Women’s Suffrage meeting in Horsham - May 1914

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

The Women’s Suffrage movement was still pushing forward its case in 1914 as this excerpt from a report in the County Times shows.

“The first of a series of meetings organised by Horsham Suffrage Society was held in the Club Room, 60 West Street, on Friday, the speakers being Colonel Saville (in the chair) and Miss Kenyon.

“Colonel Saville dealt with the arguments for and against Women’s Suffrage as expressed by those peers who took part in the recent debate in the House of Lords on the Bill for the enfranchisement of women, introduced by Lord Selborne....

“Miss Kenyon claimed that the franchise was a debt long overdue to women, and not a favour for which they should beg.”