13 June 2018

Summer walk: Bristol Suffragettes

In 1907 Annie Kenney brought the militant struggle for votes for women to Bristol.

Over the next few years the city witnessed colourful demonstrations, window-breaking, arson and riot.

In this walk, Lucienne Boyce (author of The Bristol Suffragettes) tells the story of Bristol’s suffragette years and some of the women who fought for women’s right to vote.

Start point

Outside the University of Bristol Students’ Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN.

End point

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

For your safety

Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

The summer walks are sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.