Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy - Olivia Smedley

From 16 May 2022 19:30 until 16 May 2022 21:30
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Olivia, in costume, will be talking about Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, Congleton’s forgotten suffragist. Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy campaigned for the higher education of girls to prevent “a sentence of lifelong pauperism and dependence”. She also campaigned for women to retain their property on marriage and for mothers to be considered in guardianship of their children. Elizabeth worked for 53 years in various regional organisations, for everyone to have the vote. Admission is £1 for FHSC members and £2 for visitors who are most welcome.