Plaques and celebrations

On the 14th December 2018 we will be unveiling a plaque to the Nottingham Suffragette Helen Kirkpatrick Watts in the Nottingham Arboretum. This will be the first time, with one exception, that a plaque has been sited and dedicated to a woman in a public park in this city. The exception of course is Queen... Continue Reading →


NWHG Update

Things have been pretty quiet on this blog for a while, but that does not mean we have been idle here at Nottingham Women's History Group. This year has been a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate Vote100 and all the amazing women that helped win us the vote. We have run many walks, done... Continue Reading →

Suffrage and the National Trust

It’s the Easter holiday period and for many this means a trip to a heritage site, exhibition, or stately home, many of the latter being National Trust properties. This year to mark VOTE 100 the centenary celebration of some women obtaining the vote, the National Trust are hosting a dedicated public programme of exhibitions and... Continue Reading →

101 reasons to celebrate!

As we have been celebrating International Women's Day this week, it is only fitting to share this list of 100 (and a bonus 1) inspirtational women from Nottingham. From the Early Modern to the Modern, Nottingham has raised, hosted, influenced so many exceptional women. Take a look at the list below and get inspired!                ... Continue Reading →

Vote 100 so far

What a fantastic two weeks celebrating Vote 100 in Nottingham! It was amazing to see so many people at our events - men and women, young and old - and great to have new members signing up to Nottingham Women's History Group. It was good to welcome two excellent speakers to our events - Krista Cowman... Continue Reading →

Why Vote 100?

We are commemorating and celebrating Vote 100 in Nottingham because it is about women and the ongoing debate about their rights and status in society. Whilst it is recognised that the Representation of the People Act in 1918 was only a partial victory, as the vote was only granted to women over the age of... Continue Reading →

Needle and Thread

If you like wielding needle and thread, join us on Friday 8 December at Debbie Bryan tea room, 18 St Mary's Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PF anytime between 10 am and 12 noon. We want to produce a banner for display at our Vote 100 events and beyond, and we’d welcome your ideas... Continue Reading →

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