“SUFFRAGETTES AND OTHER LOCAL QUINES | A SNAPSHOT OF WOMEN’S HISTORY IN ABERDEEN”
Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March 2016
Meet 7.30pm in front of Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen
This walking tour begins at Aberdeen Music Hall, the site of a talk given by David Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer in November 1913; before the event, four women, believed to be members of the Women’s Suffragette movement, were found with no good reason to be there. Three were arrested in possession of a makeshift “bomb”. Following a route down Union Street to Castlegate via the Railway Station and Shiprow, local historian and tour guide, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown will share stories of Aberdonian women, some famous, some hardly known, but all had something to contribute to the city. Featuring two dramatisations by local professional actors – see the moment when the infamous Emily Wilding Davison attacked Baptist Minister, Forbes Jackson, believing him to be Lloyd George, and the incident where an anonymous suffragette tried to grab Winston Churchill at a meeting on the Castlegate in September 1912.
A free event – but tickets must be booked online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hiddenaberdeentoursBook Your Place Now!