Deeds Not Words: The Suffragette Movement and My Lancashire Grandmother


Local & Family History

Political History

Day course

Jane Crozier

5 May 2022


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Jane Crozier will talk about the Suffragettes through the experiences of her grandmother who was arrested for throwing stones through windows, twice went on hunger strike and was force fed in Holloway prison. After the provocative unfurling of a ‘Votes for Women’ banner at a political meeting in Manchester’s Free Trade Hall, militant protest spread across the country.

In the period of greatest militant activity, 1903 – 1914, ‘Deeds not Words’ became the rallying cry, because words alone had fallen on deaf ears.  Thus, a piece of family history illuminates aspects of the national picture in the fight for women’s suffrage.

This course will be supported by contemporary written documents which we shall read and discuss.

Tutor information

Dr. Jane Crozier holds several degrees in English and American Literature. She spent much of her career teaching adults in Further Education, also working as a visiting Tutor at the Institute of Education and as a Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. When she moved to Somerset twelve years ago, she had the time to create courses for adults that follow her particular interests, most especially the poetry of place, the literature of landscape and pioneer women writers.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

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Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.