Rachel Barrett: Welsh Suffragette

At 7.00pm on Friday 24 March Mary Thorley will talk about Rachel Barrett: Welsh Suffragette and Radical Campaigner.

Rachel Barrett, who was born in Carmarthen in 1874, became one of the leading figures in the women’s suffrage movement. She was a talented orator and negotiator as well as being the co-editor of, and photographer for, “The Suffragette” magazine. She worked closely with Christabel Pankhurst and was imprisoned on a charge of conspiracy in 1913. As a hunger striker, she was force fed on many occasions. Radical in her politics, she was one of the most charismatic members of the Suffrage movement but her story is little known.

Mary Thorley, who is aiming to publish a book about Rachel’s life, is a retired headteacher and former head of Teacher Training at University of Wales, Trinity St Davids. She has a PhD in Welsh Women’s History.

Cwmulus are hosting this on-line talk. Details and registration at this link.