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I came across this article in the 1892 Sheffield & Rotherham Independent about votes for Women!

 Can anyone tell me when the Suffrage movement started in Sheffield?

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A few weeks ago there was a small debate on here about the same issue.

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It all depends what you are talking about Suffragettes, Suffragists or women Chartists who became a female political association. In the 1880s it revived partly from the Wilsons, Mrs  fighting against the prostitution laws that could imprison a woman without trial deemed to be a prostitute in a hospital. Definition was pretty loose of what constituted a prostitute and could be a woman simply in the wrong place at the wrong time as the government had put in curfews. So many a law abiding decent living woman found herself locked away. Most of the activity re Suffrage at that time seems to have been in Attercliffe. The Suffragettes seem to have formed in 1909.  Re the Wilson's there was Helen Wilson, the first woman GP and her mother, and another relative.   

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