Alice Hawkins- a story shared…

As part of our Fifty Fantastic Females Exhibition we were fortunate to have a very inspiring talk from the great grandson of Alice Hawkins, Peter Barrett.

You can see the Fantastic Fifty Females Exhibition from today at the Co-Op in Coalville… open during normal store hours…

Here he is during the talk with a life size cut out of his great grandma behind him!

Peter shared a personal family history, made more relevant this year as it is the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote… well some women! Ones over 30 who either own property or are married to a man that owned property! Alice Hawkins placed her first vote at the age of 63!!! She campaigned for women’s rights from her 20’s!


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