Suffragette City – The Pankhursts Walking Tour

It is now over a hundred years (1 December 1919) since a woman entered the British Parliament for the first time. American socialite Nancy Astor won a by-election for the Unionists in Plymouth Sutton, ironically replacing her husband, Waldorf Astor, who had just been ennobled.

The campaign to win women the vote and the right to enter the Commons had been raging ever since more than a dozen people were killed and hundreds injured at the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819.

This is a walk in memory of the Pankhursts – Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia – fierce campaigners, resolute radicals. We visit their haunts, outline their struggle and follow in their footsteps.

Make sure you make time to join the Pankhurst tour, the only one in the city which goes to the Pankhursts’ shop and gives the accurate political background to the infamous Free Trade Hall Rally that took place in October 1905.

Tours start at 10am at the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in Manchester city center (outside Manchester Library). Finished around 12 noon.

This tour is £15 per person including two hour guided walking tour provides a forensic and in-depth study of this extraordinary story of the Pankhursts.

Minimum numbers for this day trip – 25

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