Group    From 10/10/1903  To 1917

Women's Social and Political Union

Founded at the Pankhurst family home in Manchester. The headquarters was relocated to 4 Clement's Inn in 1906. Moved to Lincoln’s Inn House in Kingsway in 1912 - 17.

LSE History gives: "... the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) general office was at 4 Clement’s Inn, and had been since 1906.... In 1912, Emmeline Pankhurst moved the WSPU office to Lincoln’s Inn House on Kingsway and ousted the Pethwick-Lawrence’s. ... Emmeline Pankhurst founded the WSPU in 1903, and she, Christabel Pankhurst and Flora Drummond were famously pictured being arrested from Clement’s Inn in 1908. Clement’s Inn now contains LSE offices..."

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Women's Social and Political Union

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Suffragettes - WC2 - new building

We first saw this plaque when it was on the building that used to occupy this...

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Suffragettes - WC2 - previous building

'Lost' in this instance means moved to a different building.

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Votes for Women campaign hommage

The mural was due to be completed in 2018, to mark the centenary of votes for...

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Women's Social and Political Union - prisoners' badge

The sculpture shows a WSPU prisoners' badge. This was designed by Sylvia Pan...

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Annie Besant

Annie Besant

Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule. Born Annie Wood at 2 Fish Street Hill. Married, aged 19, Frank Besant (brother to Sir Walter) bu...

Person, Gender Issues, Nationalism, Paranormal, Politics & Administration, India, Ireland

4 memorials
Anna Haslam

Anna Haslam

Co-founder of the Irishwomen’s Suffrage and Local Government Association. Born Anna Maria Fisher in County Cork, Ireland, to a large Quaker family already involved in social welfare and reform. Mar...

Person, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration, Ireland

1 memorial
Priscilla Wakefield

Priscilla Wakefield

Born Priscilla Bell in Tottenham. Quaker philanthropist and author of feminist economics, scientific subjects, travel, children's non-fiction. Best known book was 'The Juvenile Travellers' which ha...

Person, Children, Gender Issues, Race Issues, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Agnes Pochin

Agnes Pochin

First woman to speak about women’s suffrage on a public platform. An early campaigner for women's rights. She funded campaigns, wrote one of the first tracts and was one of the three speakers at t...

Person, Gender Issues

1 memorial
Eva McLaren

Eva McLaren

Suffragist and leading member of Women’s Liberal Federation. Eva Maria McLaren (née Müller;  was an English suffragist, writer and campaigner. She served as Superintendent of the Franchise departm...

Person, Gender Issues, Chile

1 memorial