Swindon Stitch and Bitch’s Characters of Swindon exhibition launches on Wednesday 28th March at 2pm, at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery in Old Town. We know readers of this blog will recognise one familiar face in this fantastic exhibition…
Swindon Stitch and Bitch’s Characters of Swindon exhibition launches on Wednesday 28th March at 2pm, at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery in Old Town. We know readers of this blog will recognise one familiar face in this fantastic exhibition which comprises of 35 crocheted dolls depicting people who have all, in their own way, helped in the making of Swindon.
At the event you will be able to meet some of the members of Swindon Stitch and Bitch who made the dolls and see how many of them you know. Characters will be available to buy after the exhibition finishes with all proceeds going to Swindon Mind.
For more information about opening times and to bid on a character doll please contact the Museum directly: 01793 466556 or email@example.com
We are very fortunate to be able to share some family photos of Edith, before and after her career as a suffragette, these are owned by her great-niece and held in a private collection (copyright applies).
The small but perfectly formed ‘Swindon Suffragette’ team of local historian Frances Bevan and event organiser Leah Bevan-Haines began holding events in October 2015, often in partnership with Swindon Heritage.
This blog will keep you up to date with events planned to take place in 2018 to celebrate the achievements of the suffrage movement and in particular Edith New, Swindon Suffragette.
On 19th March 2016 the first Swindon Heritage blue plaque was installed on 24 North Street, the home and birth place of Edith New.
Edith’s great-niece helped with the unveiling and we held a celebration tea party at St Saviours Church where Frances Bevan and Tamara Dugdale talked about Edith’s life and work to a crowd, many of whom were wearing suffragette costume and proudly made a pilgrimage to her plaque.