Heritage Walk

Mike Shuker, also a Blue Badge Guide, led participants on a walking trail around Loughborough, bringing to life the impact of the struggle for suffrage in the local environment. The walk commenced at Market Place where people were introduced to important landmarks that they would otherwise pass by without a second thought such as probable building on Baxter Gate where the local Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) branch met led by activists of the period, Dorothy Pethick and Dorothy Bowker. Next, they headed to the Town Hall where Mrs Pankhurst delivered her famous speech in 1910 supporting an attempt to unseat local Liberal MP Maurice Levy.The group also visited the Red House on Burton Walks, site of the infamous arson attack and ended on Castledine Street by the Corcoran sisters’ former home.

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