Marking 100 years of women’s suffrage in Greenwich

Mabel Crout2

Thanks for joining us.

Royal Greenwich has a long and illustrious history in connection with women’s rights and gender equality.

To  mark the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave all men and some women the right to vote in Parliamentary elections, we want to share information and stories about Greenwich women and men who contributed to  gender equality and rights.

Women like Mabel Crout, pictured above. In 1906, Mabel got involved in local politics and went on to become one of the first women to serve on Woolwich Council (in 1919). She later served as Mayor of Woolwich and on the London County Council. In 1965, Mabel was made a Dame Commander in recognition of her long years of political and public service to South East London. Not bad for a Plumstead girl who first got involved in politics at the age of just 16!

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If you have information you’d like to share about a local event, campaign or an individual who positively contributed to gender equality in the past, please get in touch by emailing Claire Eustance at the University of Greenwich at ec03@gre.ac.uk. Or send a comment via this blog or tweet @greenwich100y

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

 

Author: clairegreenwich

I teach history at the University of Greenwich. My research covers all varieties of subjects broadly around gender, citizenship and political identity in relation to Britain. c. 1800 - 1950.

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