Nottinghamshire Suffragettes

New Research on Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Suffragettes and Suffragists

There are several new pieces of research that have been published this year and can be made available on request or accessed on the internet. 

The story of Hilda Mary Dowson 1883-1956 one of the leaders of the Nottingham NUWSS available on Radcliffe on Trent and the First World War website

If you live in The Park, Nottingham, the July 2018 issue of Park News includes an excellent article on the part played by The Park women and men in the fight for suffrage written by David Stewart.

Anthea Poppleston from the Bulwell Historical Society has written about Annie Shepherd the only woman to be elected as an Independent candidate to Nottingham City Council who was also a committed suffragist. She would be interested to hear from anyone who may know about Annie- Anthea can be contacted via

Val Wood from the NWHG has had an article published in Women’s Writing on the Edwardian Suffrage Campaign in Nottingham – with specific reference to the Dowson Family, Helen Watts and Nellie Crocker the WSPU organiser in the city 1909-1912. If you would like a copy of the article, please e mail Val on