March author releases book to mark centenary of votes for women

PUBLISHED: 15:43 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:43 23 October 2018

Cambridge Women and the Struggle for the Vote, by Sue Slack, marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote.

Cambridge Women and the Struggle for the Vote, by Sue Slack, marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote.

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A former March library assistant has written about the day Emmeline Pankhurst came to speak in the town as part of her new book.

Cambridge Women and the Struggle for the Vote, by Sue Slack, marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote.Cambridge Women and the Struggle for the Vote, by Sue Slack, marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote.

Cambridge Women and the Struggle for the Vote, by Sue Slack, marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote.

The book, which took 11 years of research, includes a section on March’s “thriving” Women’s Suffrage Society and when a “gaunt looking” Emmeline Pankhurst visited after going on hunger strike in Holloway prison.

Since retiring, Sue has worked on her book and given talks in the local area on Votes for Women and the First World War in Cambridgeshire.

Sue worked at the old March Library and the Fenland mobile libraries which were then based in March and Chatteris.

She also ran Slacks nightclub with her then husband in the 1980s and took a degree at the Anglia Ruskin Cambridge, after working in the Cambridgeshire Collection at Cambridge Central Library for 15 years until retirement.

Cambridge Women and the Struggle for the Vote is available from Sue at slacksue@gmail.com for £14.99 or by calling 01354656975.

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