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Events mark suffragette struggle

Author and dealer in memorabilia ready for busy year which is centenary of landmark act

On February 6, 1918, royal assent was granted to the Representation of People Act which enfranchised the right of some women – over 30 and property-owners – to vote.

This year, national commemorations will be marking the centenary of the act, although it was another 10 years before women were finally granted the vote on equal terms to men.

Historical researcher and book dealer Elizabeth Crawford, who specialises in books and ephemera by and about women, particularly the suffragettes, is an occasional exhibitor at Etc Fairs’ ephemera events. She has been so busy giving and preparing suffrage talks throughout 2018 that she has “hardly had time” to source new stock.

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