This is the fourth in a series of posts to celebrate Women’s History Month. We will be featuring amazing, local women who lived locally 100 years ago, campaigning for women’s suffrage and supporting the war effort.
Catherine Courtauld lived in Great Missenden with her sister Sydney Renee, both of whom were committed Suffragists and Unitarians. Like other members of the Courtauld textile family, Catherine used her wealth to support social reform through community hospitals, educational trusts and charitable funds. She used her art skills and membership of the Artists Suffrage League to promote the Suffragist message by publishing postcards and posters in the media, which became well known nationally.
Amersham’s Women at War project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.