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Every town in the UK has some connection to the great movement to revolutionise women's position in society. Hastings, although a small town, was unusual because the number of independent women living here was well above the average. They had the leisure time, the education and the money to become involved in the growing national movement for women's suffrage.

Although this site focuses on the struggle for the vote, I also mention the Hastings meetings against the CD Acts and (on the Barbara Bodichon page) the married women's property campaign.

Please use the sidebar to read the story and discover the persons involved.

Helena Wojtczak BSc (Hons) FRHistS

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