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), and finishes around 12 noon.
This tour is £24 (£20+VAT) per person including a 2 hour guided walking tour that provides a forensic and in-depth study of the extraordinary story of the Pankhursts.
Minimum numbers for this day trip – 25
Date and Time:
Tuesday 7th May 2024, 10am
Emmeline Pankhurst statue
(Outside Manchester Library)