This is the fifth in a series of posts to celebrate Women’s History Month. We will featuring amazing, local women who campaigned for women’s suffrage and supported the war effort. 

Alice Mary Wright (1880-1961) was another Unitarian single women who was brought up in Lincolnshire before moving to London to teach at Channing School in Highgate. She became a Suffragette in 1908 after hearing the Pankhurst’s speak, selling newspapers and then speaking at rallies all over the country. Her more militant actions resulted in her being sent to Holloway Prison for two weeks in 1910, where she gave her name as Margaret Left so that her Suffragist relatives would not object to her Suffragette work.

After WW1, Alice was living in Chesham Bois where she became a member of the Chiltern Club of Arts up until 1936. Her memoir of “How I became a Suffragette” that she wrote in her later life, is held by the Amersham Museum Chiltern Club of Arts collection.

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Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon to 4:30pm

49 High Street
Old Amersham

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