Kathy Atherton - A place of Planning and Plotting
In 1918 the vote was won and so was the war. So what did those who had plotted their campaigns from Dorking and Holmwood do with the rest of their lives? By 1919 Emmeline Pethick Lawrence was marching on Parliament once again, accompanied by a guard of ex-servicemen. Her husband was fighting Winston Churchill for a seat in Parliament, assisted by the model for Kind Hearts and Coronets’ Agatha D’Ascoyne. This talk will examine their campaigning lives – from atrocities in Ireland, to Gandhi in Peaslake and the Emperor Haile Selassie in the Isle of Wight.