History explorer: The fight for women’s suffrage

Professor June Purvis and Charlotte Hodgman visit the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester to discover more about the remarkable women who risked life and limb for the right to vote...

Emmeline Pankhurst's former Manchester home

This article was first published in the April 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine 

On 10 October 1903, a group of women gathered in the parlour of 62 Nelson Street, one of a pair of Victorian villas located in Chorlton-on-Medlock, a suburb of Manchester. Their host was Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, a widow who had moved to the house – with her four children – in 1898 following the death of her husband.

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