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Mass Meeting of Suffragettes
Votes for Women protesters swamp Trafalgar Square, brandishing placards and petitions.
Non-Fiction 1910 1 mins
This two-shot newsreel fragment surveys the scene at a Votes for Women protest on Trafalgar Square in the summer of 1910, when suffragists of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies presented petitions signed by supportive menfolk of Britain's towns and cities.
While it's ostensibly a piece of non-partisan film journalism, it's probably no accident that the newsreel company - Pathé Frères - chose to brand these peaceful campaigners 'suffragettes' (a label coined for activists from the more militant Women's Social and Political Union) and so bring a touch of sensationalism to their reporting.
Suffragettes on Film
Miss Davison's Funeral
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Location: Bloomsbury
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Bolton Election Result
Non-Fiction 1912 1 mins Location: Bolton
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Comedy 1911 7 mins
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Scenes from Suffragette Demonstration at Newcastle
Non-Fiction 1909 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Supporters of the Women's Social and Political Union campaign in the North East.
Will There Be Women MPs?
Non-Fiction 1917 1 mins Location: London
The leading organisation fighting for women's suffrage changes tack, as Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst launch the Women's Party.
Out of Chaos
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"Why in the height of a world war, should there be this terrific interest in painting?"
Trafalgar Square Riot
Non-Fiction 1913 1 mins Location: Trafalgar Square
A suffragette demonstration led by Sylvia Pankhurst ends in chaos as police prevent a march on Downing Street.
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Non-Fiction 1910 1 mins Location: Trafalgar Square
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Non-Fiction 1924 0 mins Location: Trafalgar Square
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Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
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Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
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Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
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This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
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The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
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