A Lancashire Lass

Suffrage Postcards

Lancashire lass - front

Front text:

A Lancashire lass  in clogs and shawl being “escorted” through Palace Yard.


Take me back to Palace Yard, Palace Yard, Palace Yard,

That’s where I long to be, with the friends so dear to me;

The tall policeman, smiling, bland, to gently take me by the hand,

For Women’s Rights” anything we will dare; Palace Yard, take me there!

Parody on “Take me back to London Town”.

The suffragette in this postcard has been identified as Dora Thewlis, aged 16 at the time of the postcard, otherwise known as ‘Baby Suffragette’. She was actually from Yorkshire not Lancashire. This postcard is used as a cover of Jill Liddington’s book ‘Rebel Girls: How votes for women changed Edwardian lives’ and she has information about Thewlis. Several newspapers marked the release of her book with articles about Thewlis: The Independent (8th May 2006) carries an article entitled…

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