Votes for Women ACS talk next Tuesday at Rawdon Library Tues 26th April, 7.30pm

The second Aireborough Civic Society talk of 2022 takes place next Tuesday 26th April, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library.

Eric Jackson, J.P. will be giving a talk about the Suffragettes and the Achievement of Votes for Women in 1928.  

Eric’s talk starts with the iconic death of Emily Wilding Davison under the hooves of the King’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby.  He will also cover the establishment of the first societies advocating women’s suffrage.

  • Campaigns of violence & civil disobedience
  • Force feeding of Hunger strikers
  • Estelle Silvia Pankhurst’s breakaway movement in East London
By chance the Local Elections are taking place just 9 days later on the 5th May, so this is an extremely topical talk!   Our next Community Meeting will take place on Tuesday 31st May when Local Issues will be discussed.  As in March we hope to invite a local councillor to that meeting.

Friday Night Walks List for 2022

The Friday evening walks were started in 1993 by the late Albert Shutt, then Chairman of the Aireborough Civic Society. His plan was to explore the Aireborough area, visiting places even local residents hadn’t been to, and ensuring footpaths were kept in use.
Unless stated the walks are normally between 3 and 4 miles in length. The pace is as fast as the slowest walker.
As the walks cover a variety of terrain, sturdy footwear is strongly advised, along with weatherproof clothing. Most of the walks involve gradients, hills and stiles.